Thursday, February 18, 2010

Following Up On The Court Records Posts

Alexandria goes live on new statewide case database from The Anderson Herald Bulletin might best describe the mess of our courts (although there are serious differences between a town court and the courts hearing family law cases) even better than what was discussed in Court Files, Court Records and Getting Them and A Guest Post Following up on My Court Records Post.

The new Odyssey Case Management System has been introduced in 13 counties in Indiana, with the idea that it will link court records across the state.

“It was the goal of the court to have one statewide system so judges could see what was happening in other courts,” said Mary DePrez, director and counsel for trial court technology at the Indiana Supreme Court’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee.

Although the database is geared toward trial courts, the committee has a Department of Justice grant that allows it to extend Odyssey to city courts whose systems are extremely old.

Also The Muncie Star Press reports 2 more counties join Indiana state courts network:
INDIANAPOLIS — Courts in Blackford and Huntington counties are now among 50 Indiana courts using the state Supreme Court's electronic case management system.

Information in the Odyssey system is available over the Internet at no cost.

Odyssey was installed in 10 Indiana courts on a pilot basis in December 2007 and now operates in 18 counties. These courts comprise 22 percent of all the new cases filed in Indiana.

Allen County is scheduled to begin using Odyssey later this year.

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