Akron Municipal Court Launches New Website

The Akron Municipal Court has launched a new website along with a new Uniform Resource Locator (URL):

In addition to an improved visual impact, website enhancements include user-friendly navigation and the ability to instantly translate the website in more than 100 languages. New content has been added to showcase the Court’s news, social media posts, specialized dockets and programming opportunities.

Prior to embarking on the project, it was important to the Court that the website provide the public with an alternative means of communicating with the Court, that reliable searches could be performed within internal webpages and PDF content, that the website meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements to allow for information and resources to be easily obtainable, that the website be compatible with major mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), that the website be visually appealing with a consistent layout on each page and that verbiage could be updated with a user-friendly content management system (CMS).

“Our team worked diligently to launch a new website that benefits all court users,” said Akron Municipal Court Administrative/Presiding Judge Jon Oldham. “We strive to deliver innovative services to better the community and our new website’s functionality accomplishes this goal.”

The software supporting the online case search and online payment capabilities has remained the same, whereas the majority of the site now features a new responsive, user-friendly interface.

“The Akron Municipal Court’s external website is often the first stop for members of the public who wish to learn about the court system, the legal process, our mission and our programs,” said Akron Municipal Court Administrator Montrella Jackson. “Our newly launched website was redesigned to meet the growing demand for online resources and services and replaces the previous website which was designed more than fifteen years ago.”

The website was designed by WhiteSpace, an integrated team of brand builders and difference makers located in Akron. The agency and the Court collaborated closely during this process.