July 14, 2015 by Editor
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. [...]
May 12, 2015 by Editor
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 [...]
October 3, 2014 by Editor
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 [...]
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 [...]
April 25, 2014 by Editor
What It Is and How It Works
As Chief Justice Dickson announced in his State of the Judiciary address on January 15, 2014, the Division of State Court Administration (Division) deployed a new INcite application called CMS Search. The CMS Search application enables court staff to search and view court records across multiple case management [...]
February 7, 2014 by Editor
On August 14, 2013, the trial court technology section of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration (Division) hit a major milestone when it filed its one millionth traffic ticket electronically in the state’s Odyssey court case management system.
During 2008, the first traffic case was “e-filed” in Odyssey in Monroe County without the [...]
May 6, 2013 by Editor
Each year, millions of dollars in fines and courts costs charged to defendants in Indiana’s courts go unpaid, often leaving courts and clerks with little recourse for collecting those debts. Some people simply forget that they got that speeding ticket; others cannot come up with the money to pay that fine on time; and [...]
March 5, 2013 by Editor
Editor’s Note: On Jan. 23, 2013, Chief Justice Brent E. Dickson delivered his first State of the Judiciary address to a Joint Session of the Indiana General Assembly. An excerpted version slightly modified due to space limitations follows. The State of the Judiciary was broadcast to a statewide audience over the Internet and on [...]
September 17, 2012 by Editor
In January of this year the four separate probation departments of Clark County, along with Community Corrections, became a new consolidated department as required by Indiana Rules of Court, Administrative Rule 18. The four Clark County Circuit Court Judges (Board of Judges) directed me as the newly hired Chief Probation Officer to improve service [...]
December 1, 2010 by Editor
After several months of development and configuration, the Harrison County Juvenile Probation Department deployed the Odyssey Supervision product center as a pilot project in late April 2010. Staff from the Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC), the Indiana Judicial Center, and professional consultants from within the field of probation and community corrections all participated [...]