On April 25th the clerk staff in Shelby County entered their first case record into Odyssey, and in doing so joined a growing number of Indiana courts using the Indiana Supreme Court’s data-sharing software. With the addition of Shelby County’s Circuit and two Superior courts, 89 courts in 30 counties now utilize Odyssey’s electronic record keeping system to help manage their court case information. In 2010 Shelby County processed approximately 11,000 new case filings.
Located in the southwestern area of Indiana in Knox County is Bicknell City Court, the Honorable Gary Byrer presiding. Judge Byrer was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels in September, 2010. About 3,000 people reside in Bicknell, and Highways 67 and 159 cross the city.
On April 18th the court staff entered data to create their first Odyssey case — number 42H011104OV000036 — making Bicknell City Court the 86th court in the state now using the Indiana Supreme Court’s fully integrated case and financial management system.
Plainfield Town Court Switches to Odyssey
On March 1st, Plainfield Town Court in Hendricks County transitioned to Odyssey and became the 83rd court to use the statewide data-sharing case management system.
The JTAC deployment team conducted training for Plainfield Town Court Judge James Spencer and his staff the week prior to Odyssey go-live. The advanced functionality provided by Odyssey will help streamline court business practices and enable increased efficiencies in data entry.
Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr., Chair of JTAC, traveled to Rensselaer last Friday to thank Judges James Ahler and John Potter, Circuit Court Clerk Vickie Bozell and former Clerk Kara Fishburn for leading the way in the deployment of the Odyssey case management system in their courts.
Tuesday, January 18th brought about the successful implementation of Phase 2 of the Odyssey Case Management System for four additional courts in Allen County, bringing the statewide total to 81 courts in 26 counties. Phase 2 of the four-phase plan for Allen County included conversion of the following case types: Estates, Trust, Guardianship and Mental Health. The public was given immediate access to the case information summaries free of charge via the Internet at http://mycase.in.gov. The records returned via the public access site include cases prior to Odyssey in addition to any new cases filed on or after January 18th in Allen County, as well as all cases statewide for courts that have already transitioned to the Odyssey Case Management System.
The remaining two implementation phases for Allen County are being planned, and JTAC staff continues to work closely with Allen County personnel to make those phases as successful as the first two.