Sunday, February 7, 2016

Additional Thoughts and Observations on E-Filing

January 25, 2016 by William J. Hughes

E-filing has been a welcome and relatively easily implemented improvement in the way trial courts do business.  It makes us more accessible to the public and it allows us substantial efficiencies in work flow and processing.  Chief Justice Loretta Rush was correct when she noted  in her 2015 State of The Judiciary Address that “e-filing [...]

Odyssey Court Measures

Odyssey Court Measures

November 20, 2015 by Dave Williams , Mary DePrez

In 2013, Grant County Courts, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Services approached the Division of State Court Administration’s (Division) Court Technology office with a grant proposal to fund a system-wide “dashboard” to monitor outcomes and improve efficiency across the entire criminal justice system in Grant County. Their idea was to centralize information from the computer [...]

INcite Applications Update

INcite Applications Update

November 20, 2015 by Sarah Kidwell , Mary DePrez

The Supreme Court is proud to have a single environment for hosting its web-based applications—Indiana Courts Information Technology Extranet (INcite). The Jan/Feb 2011 “INcite a Framework for Innovation” Indiana Court Times article compared the applications in INcite to houses in a planned community with rules about paint color, building materials, and mailbox height. Since 2011, [...]

Electronic Filing Begins in Indiana’s Courts

Electronic Filing Begins in Indiana’s Courts

July 14, 2015 by Robert Rath , Mary DePrez

In her first State of the Judiciary address earlier this year, Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush announced that Indiana courts would begin to offer Electronic Filing (“e-filing”) in 2015 and that “e-filing would transform the way Hoosiers interact with the courts.” With e-filing, two centuries of paper filings will be ending. [...]

Odyssey Courts Importing Data into ICOR

May 12, 2015 by Jeffrey Wiese

The Division of State Court Administration (Division) Court Technology staff reports another breakthrough in reporting quarterly statistics. Indiana trial courts may now utilize Odyssey—the statewide case management system—to create, complete and file these reports.
Long gone are the days of completing quarterly court statistics on paper and mailing that information to the Division. Court Technology [...]

One and Done: How INcite is reducing redundant DNA collection

One and Done: How INcite is reducing redundant DNA collection

February 24, 2015 by Mary L. DePrez

One of the responsibilities of probation officers is to collect body fluid samples from clients to test for the presence of drugs or alcohol when that is a condition of their probation. But did you also know that Indiana law requires officers to collect a DNA sample for persons convicted of a felony? [...]

Indiana’s Largest Court System Implements Odyssey

Indiana’s Largest Court System Implements Odyssey

October 3, 2014 by Mary L. DePrez

After a year of planning involving a host of agencies, the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration’s technology staff implemented the Odyssey case management system in the 22 criminal courts in Marion County, completing the transition to Odyssey for the Superior and Circuit Courts.
In 2009, Odyssey was deployed to the Marion County traffic [...]

Introducing… The Guardianship Registry

June 26, 2014 by Mary L. DePrez

With the help of funding from the Division of State Court Administration, Judge Susan Orr Henderson, Fountain County Circuit Court, and Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider, Lake County Superior Court, Civil Division, worked with a task force and the Division’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC) staff to develop a new Guardianship Registry Application in response [...]

Appellate Courts to Adopt Odyssey CMS

June 26, 2014 by Editor

The Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court have launched a plan to implement the Odyssey Case Management System (CMS) in their courts. With support from the trial court technology staff at the Division of State Court Administration, Indiana appellate courts are being added to the statewide CMS that is currently used [...]

Courts, Electronic Judgments, and Odyssey

April 25, 2014 by Mary L. DePrez

Henry County
The Indiana Supreme Court Division of State Court Administration (Division) in 2012 awarded Henry County a Court Reform Grant to develop an electronic record of judgments and orders system. The project had two goals: 1) develop an electronic Record of Judgments and Orders (eRJO) to eliminate thick, bound paper books; and 2) make the [...]

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