STAR:TNG Defense Attorney Portal

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Bernardino County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Information Technology (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

In October 2021, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office (SBCDA or DA) a new portal for defense attorneys. This new portal allows public/private defense attorneys to access electronic discovery documents (e.g., police reports, photographs, and any other documentary items – “e-Discovery”) related to the defendants they represent. This portal works in conjunction with the new STAR:TNG Case Management System. Key functionality of the new STAR TNG Defense Attorney Portal: • The new portal digitally transforms the existing in-person and paper-based process. • Allows defense attorney representatives to electronically download e-Discovery documents for their clients. • Allows deputy district attorneys to electronically redact, upload and tag discovery documents for each defendant rather than manually redacting reports. • All e-Discovery documents used for filing are made available to defense attorney representatives within 15 minutes rather than days. • When a new defense attorney is retained or appointed, access is available within 15 minutes and prior attorney’s access is terminated immediately • Allows the District Attorney’s Office team members to track who downloads documents and when, to comply with both United States Constitutional and state statutory law.