Rush County has joined the growing network of Indiana courts, clerks, law enforcement and other state agencies in using the Court’s new 21st century Odyssey case management system. The estimated 4,880 new cases which are filed In Rush County each year are now managed by this new state-of-the-art computer system. Court staff completed the manual data conversion by entering all old active cases which were created prior to Odyssey’s implementation. The Rush County staff put forth a tremendous effort during the entire conversion process to help ensure a smooth transition to the new system.
“Having looked at case management systems over the years, I was not sure whether locally we could afford such a system or what we would get for the dollar we could afford. Thanks to the Indiana Supreme Court and many others, Rush County now has a first class system,” Judge David Northam explained. And Judge Brian Hill added, “While the new system should greatly increase the efficiency of the Courts and Clerk’s office, I believe it will also be of great benefit to practicing attorneys and ultimately to the public in their dealings with the Courts.”
At a press event last Friday, Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr., who chairs JTAC, congratulated Judges Northam and Hill, Clerk Richardson and their entire staff and said, “This advanced technology will mean better service for the county’s citizens, will increase public safety because of its connections to law enforcement, and because JTAC pays for the computer software, using Odyssey will save money for the county’s taxpayers. The people of Rush County are fortunate to have such a hardworking team of Judges and Clerk and Court staff.”