New Customers

The LGS Staff is proud to welcome our 2015 Freshman Class of Customers

  • Wheeler County Attorney
  • Lee District Clerk
  • Loving County and District Clerk
  • Menard County and District Clerk

DataPoint News

-E-Filing – As you are most likely aware by now, the Texas Supreme Court has mandated electronic filing of all civil cases throughout the state. The Office of Court Administration has contracted with eFileTexas[1] to create and support a central portal for all filings across the state. Following a schedule based upon population size, each county has been given a deadline by which they must accept electronic filings using this portal. View the full LGS E-Filing Press Release document.

With many of the efiling deadlines moved up, LGS is proud to have fully integrated a large portion of our customers. This means that all electronic filings submitted through efilingtexas.gov, once approved, will automatically be added into their LGS case management software without the need for additional printing and stamping of documents. To date, LGS is the only company aside from the efile vendor who has successfully developed and deployed this level of integration. As a company LGS constantly focuses on those items that are able to streamline a counties day to day work load, and will gladly work with other vendors across the state to do so. While we are still working with the “Phase 5” counties on their worksheets and integration, we do have a number of county offices who have full integration with efiletexas.gov:

  • Atascosa County Clerk
  • Atascosa District Clerk
  • Bailey County Clerk
  • Bailey District Clerk
  • Baylor County and District Clerk
  • Ellis County Clerk
  • Ellis District Clerk
  • Frio County Clerk
  • Frio District Clerk
  • Gaines County Clerk
  • Gaines District Clerk
  • Garza County and District Clerk
  • Gray County Clerk
  • Gray District Clerk
  • Hartley County and District Clerk
  • Haskell County Clerk
  • Haskell District Clerk
  • Hemphill County and District Clerk
  • Kent County and District Clerk
  • McCulloch County Clerk
  • McCulloch District Clerk
  • Mills County and District Clerk 
  • Montague County Clerk
  • Montague District Clerk
  • Rains County Clerk
  • Rains District Clerk
  • Reeves County Clerk
  • Reeves District Clerk
  • Shackelford County and District Clerk
  • Stonewall County and District Clerk
  • Throckmorton County and District Clerk
  • Ward County Clerk
  • Ward District Clerk
  • Wichita County Clerk
  • Wichita District Clerk


-Online Public Search – Rapid changing technology has a direct link to public demand that has catapulted us into the era of “I want it all and I want it now.” There is no county office which feels the pressures of these demands more than the County and District Clerk. The DataPoint team continues to work at providing tools to efficiently assist clerks in managing such demands. The online search of indexes to gain information concerning records of file is one such tool that is being utilized by Ellis County, Lee, County, and Anderson County. This search is provided through LGS’ hosted server in a secured network environment and allows for remote public inquiry access via www.countyinfosearch.com.

 

Prosecutor News

- CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) –In an effort to streamline day to day tasks within various county offices, LGS has included CJIS Integration in the most recent upgrades for both the DataPoint and ProsecutorProfessional software packages.   In order to utilize the functionality of this feature, CJIS requires county certification at the state level which LGS will assist with.   For those offices wanting to remotely report the required CJIS forms please notify LGS through a support ticket to ensure the certification scheduling.

 

**UPDATE – ‘Michael Morton Act’ signed into law**

The Prosecutor development team is keeping a close eye on the potential legislative change regarding the Discovery Bill otherwise referred to as the Michael Morton Act. According to the Dallas Morning News “to curb such wrongful convictions, lawmakers are looking to broaden discovery laws and allow defendants more access to exculpatory evidence.”

 

As always, making sure that your software meets the current legislative guidelines is a priority. If you have had discussions in your office concerning the new Discovery Bill and would like to offer feedback, suggestions, or gather more information from LGS, please feel free to contact us. Please mark the subject as Discovery Bill when using the Contact Form.

More information can be found at: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=83R&Bill=SB1611

Industry News

NACo - National Association of Counties

17 July 2019

  • Purpose, not politics, provides meaning

    Roy Spence preaches purpose not politics to NACo General Session audience.

    Roy Spence, CEO of the Purpose Institute, tells the NACo General Session audience July 15 about creating marketing that evokes emotion. Photo by Denny Henry

    Purpose, not politics, provides meaning
  • Sesame Street partnership prioritizes youth

    Counties and Sesame Workshop working together can bring more public awareness to the empowerment of circles of care within communities.

    Jeanette Betancourt and her Sesame Street colleague Cookie Monster take the stage at the General Session. Photo by Denny Henry

    Sesame Street partnership prioritizes youth
  • Census outreach should focus on hard-to-count populations

    Reaching hard-to-count populations will be key to ensuring a correct 2020 census. 

    Tim Olson, associate director for field operations at the Census Bureau, hopes most people will respond to the 2020 census online, but knows many will prefer the paper copies that are being printed for every home in the United States. Photo by Denny Henry

    Census outreach should focus on hard-to-count populations
  • 2019 #NACoAnn Recap: Monday

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pm5Ag6g_BZU?rel=0

    Today concluded #NACoAnn in Clark County, Nev. Check out our video recap to catch up on the final day of the conference

    2019 #NACoAnn Recap: Monday
  • NACo Lights Up Clark County for #NACoAnn

    More than 3,000 officials, speakers, vendors and guests are arriving in Clark County, Nev. for NACo's 84th Annual Conference and Exposition.

    Second Vice President Gary Moore, President Greg Cox, Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick , First Vice President Mary Ann Borgeson, Immediate Past President Roy Charles Brooks, Clark County Manager Yolanda King and NACo Executive Director Matt Chase let people know that even though the sign says Las Vegas, visitors are in Clark County, Nev. Photo by Hugh Clarke

    NACo Lights Up Clark County for #NACoAnn