On February 19, 2019, Chief Justice Melton presented his State of the Judiciary address to the George State House and State Senate. During his speech, he highlighted the technical innovations that Probate Court Judge Chase Daughtrey had implemented at the Cook County Probate Court.
* Judge Chase Daughtrey of the Cook County Probate Court has set up a chatbot on its website that is available 24-7 to handle basic court questions and look up citation information. They have also set up a reminder service that automatically sends three text reminders to people before their court date. Young people respond more to texts than postal mail.