Earlier this week, JTAC Directory Mary DePrez traveled to Madison in Jefferson County to deliver a project update to those in attendance.
JTAC participated in two sessions during the Annual Conference of Circuit Court Clerks held June 9th though June 11th in Indianapolis. During the first session, Mary DePrez, Annette Page, and Keith Berry of JTAC were joined by Becca McDonough, Angie Laux and Dawn Chowning with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). This session covered the SR 16s process between the courts and the BMV. Keith provided a live demonstration of the new enhancements added to the BMV/INcite application developed by JTAC. A question and answer session followed the presentation.
During JTAC’s second session, Mary DePrez and Donna Edgar provided information about the Protection Order Registry, the electronic tax warrant application, jury pool and jury management system, and the marriage license application. Donna presented an overview of Odyssey from a Clerk’s perspective with an in-depth analysis regarding how financials are handled in Odyssey.
Some people have a hard time with change, but we are confident most of you won’t have any trouble with the improvements coming to INcite this year. As part of a project to rebuild INcite using more current technical specifications, we have completely revamped the look and feel of the site to provide a more user-friendly experience.
Eight staffers from the courts in Clark County recently attended a jury management training session at JTAC’s Training Center in Indianapolis. Terri Datillo, a Court Reporter/Bailiff in Clark Superior I, coordinated the visit so that the staff-five of whom are new jury administrators-could receive training on JTAC’s Jury Management System (JMS).
JTAC staff visited the Knox County Courts last week to demonstrate the INcite JMS application and help determine the feasibility of using it in 2009. Staff from all the courts attended training and they were pleased to see how much time and effort the system would save. Because the jury pools were randomly selected without using the JMS, JTAC is investigating how to recreate identical jury pools in the JMS.
Visits to St. Joseph and Clark counties are planned for later this week.