Using more than one online payment service

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Prior to coming on with Judici E-Plea & Pay, many courts had other services which accepted online payments. In order to maximize the labor savings of Judici E-Plea & Pay, the court should redirect any part of other payment services which overlap with Judici. And at the same time, promote those payment services that do not overlap, e.g. Judici doesn't accept all types of payments, such as Child support admin fees.,.. but [these guys] do.

See for a mockup court web page showing payment types that should be directed to Judici, and those that should be directed to other online payment providers, such as GovPay.

Why make these changes? Besides saving the court time and money on accepted payments:

    • Judici simultaneously accepts pleas- while other online payment providers might let the payor enter a ticket number, they do not accept pleas. This can result in traffic ticket payments accepted by the court without a plea, which the AO has stated is a violation of the requirement (under section (a) of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 529) that plea and payment happen at the same time.

    • Judici's e-pay service is tied to your court data on the front end, so it won't allow payment on another county's case, or a payment of more than is owed, etc.

    • Judici puts the payment into JIMS immediately, which is especially important if you're about to issue a warrant for non-payment.

    • Judici comes with tools for easily reconciling your bank account with JIMS- in the E-Pay Admin reconciliation tool, Judici transactions are totaled up by credit card batch, so each day's bank deposits can easily be reconciled with JIMS. We even create corresponding JIMS deposit records as you reconcile your batches.