On Monday, January 24th the last development build of the Public Defender Information System (PDIS) was deployed. The PDIS was implemented in three stages during its pilot phase. The initial release was deployed in September 2010, and in November the second set of enhancements was added.
The Public Defender offices in Floyd, Monroe and Washington counties have the capability to access Odyssey case information and to create their own electronic case file. These users can also create and maintain private client files. A client file can consist of a client’s demographical information, case information, scheduled hearings, contacts, notes and court fees. Public defenders have the ability to view and print their court calendars as well as incorporate their court, office and personal appointments into one calendar. The assignment and tracking of tasks is another functionality for public defenders in the PDIS.