What recent technological developments provide opportunities to improve the state’s indigent defense system in civil and criminal cases?

Maria T. Jackson

Presiding Judge


One of the more recent advancements in Harris County has been the implementation of electronic filing. Electronic filing enables attorneys and other users to submit documents to multiple courts, utilize digital signatures, reduces court costs and creates a centralized location for documents. The reduction of court costs and access to critical documents is paramount to the indigent defense system as it saves money on the front end.