Monday, December 7, 2015

Vigo County converts to Odyssey. Doxpop user's access unaffected.

Over the last weekend, the Courts in Vigo County moved to the Odyssey case tracking system, thus moving their data storage and administration to Indianapolis. 

This move does not significantly affect Doxpop users because Doxpop buys access from the State Court Administration to a real-time feed of court data from the Odyssey system. Our customers' access to court information will not be interrupted during this transition.

A few of the services we provide will look odd during the transition, because there will be a short period when both the old data and the new data are available. In particular:
  • If you use the personal calendar feature to keep track of hearings connected to your Bar ID, you will see two colors for each County on your calendar. Every event will be available, but the older cases will have a different color from the newer cases. When we complete the merge process, these will go back to being a single color.
  • When you look at our "County Details Page", you will find two entries for each court until the merge is complete.
  • When you are doing searches, you will find two entries for some cases. This is because while we are loading the information from Odyssey, we will also be maintaining the old data until the operation is complete to ensure you don't miss anything. When you see two case entries, please look at both to ensure you have the most current information.
  • If you use any of our "watch" services to keep an eye on cases or people of interest, we will be moving those watches over so they point to the cases and people that are a part of the Odyssey data feed. We run a process to convert these twice each day, but it is possible for notification of events to slip through the cracks between conversion runs so you may want to periodically do a manual check between now and early January, after that, we'll be back to normal.
Finally, one deficiency in the Odyssey system is that financial information is not exported in their data feed, so that detail will not be available after the transition. We regularly ask that the Court Administration add this to the data feed, but so far, we are told that it is not allowed because the clerks using the Odyssey system have requested that they not make that information available to us. If this information is important to you, please encourage the clerks you work with to tell the State Court Administration differently so we can get the information back online.

As always, we are available to answer any questions in person, so don't hesitate to call support at 866-369-7671 if you have any questions.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Notifications paused, but coming back soon.

** Update: Notifications were resumed at 5PM today (12/4) and will be completely caught up by the end of the day.

Yesterday, the State Court Administration added some information to the data feed Doxpop uses. In the long run, this is a good thing and we are grateful that they are adding the information.

However, the manner in which this information is being added is that a massive number of cases are being completely deleted and then put back with the new information added. Since Doxpop scans every single update to cases for changes that our customers want to know about, this has resulted in a huge number of bogus notifications and slowed our system significantly.

To deal with this, we have turned off the notification system briefly while we apply a filter to remove these false notifications. As soon as we've removed those, we'll turn the notifications back on, and the system will catch up on the notifications for changes you actually care about. We expect that to happen late this afternoon.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes. It's ultimately good that more information is being made available, but we wish it had happened in a more graceful manner!

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to give us a call: 866-369-7671, or email support@doxpop.com.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A big welcome to the Bartholomew County Recorder's office!

Please join us in welcoming Anita Hole, Bartholomew County Recorder, and her office to the family of Doxpop partners!

The Bartholomew County Recorder's Office recently completed a local software conversion that allowed us to add them to the Doxpop Public Access System. This will make research much easier for researchers who previously had to look in more than one place to do a complete search.

Both images and index information for all documents filed on or after January 1, 1983 is now available online.

Anyone wishing to look up recorded documents on-line may visit http://www.doxpop.com to use the service. A low-volume search plan is available for free, with higher-volume subscriptions available to commercial users for a fee.

In addition, Bartholomew County citizens may now use the Doxpop Property Watch Service at no cost. The property watch service helps prevent property fraud and identity theft by allowing people to set a watch for any new documents filed at the Recorder's office referencing their property or name.

Anita Hole has worked with Doxpop to provide these enhanced access services at no cost to Bartholomew County.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Please join us in taking the Wayne County Foundation's Money! (And giving it to JACY House.)

We slipped in just under the wire on this one, and we hope you'll join us!

In their 2015 Challenge Match Program, which ends tomorrow, the Wayne County Foundation is matching donations for 27 local organizations.

One of these, JACY House, is a particularly important and deserving organization. The mission of JACY House is to provide a non-intrusive, non-threatening safe environment for interviewing victims and/or witnesses of suspected child abuse.

At Doxpop we have court case data for most of the state of Indiana. The human stories behind this data make it painfully clear that abuse of children places them at serious risk for becoming juvenile offenders, and then in turn becoming abusers themselves in a heartbreaking vicious cycle.

We cannot just look at this data and not be moved to action, so Doxpop has donated $500 to JACY House, which will grow to become $1,000 with the WCF match. We hope their work will break this painful cycle before it starts.

We think the legal professionals we work with will see this need just as clearly as we do. Will you join us today in making sure JACY House is able to take full advantage of this matching donation program before it expires?

If just nine more businesses will join us at the same level, they'll get the entire match.

Time is short, with the match challenge ending tomorrow, so please use the Wayne County Foundation's web site to make your donation right away. Here is the link to their donation site:

https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/WCF




Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dearborn County Infractions Now Payable Online Via Doxpop Finepay

Today Doxpop welcomes Dearborn County to the family of 27 counties that can accept fine payments for infractions online via http://payment.doxpop.com.

Dearborn borders the state line with Ohio, and as the home of Hollywood Casino, Perfect North Slopes and the Lawrenceburg Speedway, is a destination for many travelers. This makes online fine payment an especially useful service for the Clerk's office to provide to motorists from outside the county.

Online payments made be made at any time during the day or night, every day of the year, and payments are receipted immediately. Although we hope you don't wait until the last moment, payment.doxpop.com can also help procrastinators who realize they need to make a payment the day before it is due.

The Dearborn County Clerk, Rick Probst, has implemented this service at no cost to the taxpayers in Dearborn County. This service is supported solely through convenience fees paid by the people who choose to use it.

Note that the Lawrenceburg City Court is not a part of this service. Follow this link for payment information for Lawrenceburg City Court.

Welcome aboard to Rick Probst and his staff!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Doxpop welcomes the Daviess County Recorder!

Today we welcome Daviess County to our family of Recorder Partners!

Daviess County provides both images and index information from January 1997 forward via Doxpop. In addition, Jamie Chapman and her staff are hard at work on a back-scanning and indexing project that will provide even more history in the near future.

Access to the index information is available in low volumes for free, and via paid subscriptions at higher volume for commercial users. Access to image copies requires payment of a modest copy fee, most of which is passed along to the County for use in the Recorder's document perpetuation fund.

Daviess County Recorded Documents are available at http://www.doxpop.com/prod/recorder/.

In addition property owners in Daviess County may now use the Doxpop property watch service to keep an eye on documents filed that reference their parcels or name. This service is a tool that may be used to detect and in most cases, prevent property fraud. This service may be accessed at no cost through http://watch.doxpop.com/.

Daviess County joins 35 other Indiana Counties in providing public access via Doxpop. In addition, Court records from Daviess County are already available via Doxpop, thus providing a common portal for research.

The Daviess County Recorder, Jamie Chapman, is providing these services via Doxpop at no cost to the county.

Please join us in welcoming Daviess County!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Introducing Simple Search for party names.



Have you ever had trouble locating cases with an unusual party name? 

For example:
  • "The unknown heirs of Jimmy Hoffa, assumed deceased"
  • "Dr. Charles Smith-Baker-Fielding the Third, Esquire"
  • "DBA John Smith"

Doxpop just solved this problem with our Simple Search for parties. You'll find it on our court Advanced Search page. Here's how it makes searching easier:


Names occuring anywhere in the party field are easily found. Just enter a list of names or words, and we'll search for party names that include all of the names or words you've typed in any position.

Nicknames are checked also. Because this search is primarily based on names, we've also enhanced it to include variations on names. For instance, searching for Betty, Liza, or Beth will also return cases involving Elizabeth. (If you don't want to check for nicknames, just put the name in "quotes" to look for an exact match.)

You can search for words too. Looking for an a probate case? You can include words like heirs or estate and if those words appear in the party information, we'll use it to narrow down your search.


Note: Because wildcards don't play well with these nickname groups, we don't allow wildcards in the Simple Search. But don't worry! The current search using wildcards remains available for when that approach makes sense.


Here are a few examples of how this works:

To find The unknown heirs and assignees of Jimmy Hoffa, assumed deceased, you could type James Hoffa, click on the "Simple Search" check box, and hit the search button. Doxpop will then look for cases where both James and Hoffa occur anywhere within the party name field, and as an added bonus, we'll also look for Jim, Jimmy, Jamie and any other common nickname or variant spelling for James

If you wanted to narrow the search down because you're looking specifically for the deceased Jimmy Hoffa, you could also include the word deceased

The order also doesn't matter, so you could start with a wide search and then keep appending names or words in any order to narrow down results. For instance,  you might search for hoffa and get too many results. Narrowing to hoffa james will reduce the number of results, but if that's still too much, you could go with hoffa james deceased to focus very narrowly. 


To find Dr. Charles Smith-Baker-Fielding the Third, Esquire, you can select Simple Search and use any of the following word combinations in the search box:
  • charles baker fielding
  • charlie baker the third
  • chuck  fielding esquire
  • smith baker fielding charles
There are in fact hundreds of different name/word combinations you could use to find this person, but the basic concept is to include all of the words or names you think will be in the party name in any order. The more words/names you add, the more it will narrow the result.


To find DBA john smith, you could just search for john smith with the open-text option checked. It no longer matters if there are extra words in in front of the name you are searching for, or if the clerk has used the First Name Last Name format instead of Last Name, First Name. Of course, there are quite a few john smiths out there, so it's now easy to just tack DBA onto your search to narrow the focus.


That's the quick introduction. You'll find this option in the "Advanced Search" portion of our court system. Please give the Simple Search a try and let us know how you like it by sending feedback to support@doxpop.com.

Are there additional features you'd like to see? Please let us know- your feedback is important to us. 






Monday, August 10, 2015

The Plat Thickens

Today, (8/10/15) Doxpop is releasing a update to our software that turns plats and other oversized documents into PDF files for viewing and download. This new version addresses some scaling issues that users recently reported when viewing larger documents.

From now on, all large document images will be rendered as PDF files in their original size.

The good news is that this means you'll get the highest resolution available, with no more weird margins.

On the more challenging side, it means that when you print one of  these documents, you'll have to either scale the image down to fit the paper in your printer (usually with a "fit to page" checkbox) or it will print "tiles" that you'll then have to tape together for a full-sized image.

You'll need to play with the print settings in your PDF viewer to get this just right, but since you are a Doxpop user, we know you're smart enough to figure it out.

We are also happy to help you with this over the phone, because even smart people have bad days. Call 866-369-7671 during working hours for help.



Note to Firefox users:

While testing this enhancement, we noticed that although the default PDF viewers for Internet Explorer and Chrome work fine with their default settings for large documents,  the default Firefox viewer makes a mess of them.

If you are having problems viewing or printing large documents in Firefox, here's how to solve the problem:

  1. Make sure you have the most current version of Adobe Reader installed. You can download it here at no cost: https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/.
  2. Open Firefox. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and then choose Preferences (this may be called Options in older versions).
  3. Select Portable Document Format (PDF) in the left side of the list by clicking on it.
  4. Click on the drop-down arrow in the Action column for the above entry and select Adobe Reader.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Monroe Document Images Back to Normal

Last week, the Monroe Recorder's office completed the restoration of images on their local indexing system, and over the weekend Doxpop synchronized with their system.

The Monroe Recorder will be working to confirm the integrity of their files over the next few days, and may make small adjustments, but at this point their system is essentially back to normal and Doxpop's mirror is current.

If you were unable to obtain a document copy last week and lost some of your allotted searches due to the problem, please call us with details. We'll make sure you aren't charged for fruitless searches and help you obtain the document now that it has been restored.

Thanks to all for your patience!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Update on Monroe County Recorded Document Images

Over the weekend and the past couple of days, we've been restoring our set of document images for Monroe County and lending a hand to the County Tech Services folks as they do a similar restore on their end.

At this point,  we have got Monroe's document images restored on our system up to Monday, 7/20. The index information was never compromised, and it remains current and accurate.

This means you can use Doxpop to retrieve images for documents filed prior to last week, but for documents filed during the last week, you'll have to go to the recorder's office.

We expect that sometime tomorrow (7/29), the county will complete their restoration process and the following day, we will turn on the process that synchronizes both systems, returning Monroe completely to normal on our system.

Friday, July 24, 2015

So what's going on with the Monroe Recorder's document images?

Folks who use our service for Monroe County recorded documents have probably noticed that document images are currently unavailable from 2013 forward.

That's because last weekend (7/18) Monroe County's image storage drives failed. They are currently working on restoring those images, and we expect them back on Monday (7/27). Our original estimate was that this would happen sometime on Thursday, but it got complicated... Apologies for that incorrect prediction!

In the meantime, the good news is that the index information is unaffected by this outage. So you won't miss any documents when you do a search... You'll just have to wait a few days to get a copy of the images.

If you want more details, give us a call (866-369-7671) or email (support@doxpop.com.)




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Gibson and Fountain Counties move to different case tracking system. Doxpop users unaffected.

Over the last weekend, the Courts in Gibson County moved to the Odyssey case tracking system, thus moving their data storage and administration to Indianapolis. About three weeks earlier, Fountain County made a similar move.

This move does not significantly affect Doxpop users because Doxpop buys access from the State Court Administration to a real-time feed of court data from the Odyssey system. Our customers' access to court information will not be interrupted during the transition for either county.

A few of the services we provide will look odd during the transition, because there will be a short period when both the old data and the new data are available. In particular:
  • If you use the personal calendar feature to keep track of hearings connected to your Bar ID, you will see two colors for each County on your calendar. Every event will be available, but the older cases will have a different color from the newer cases. When we complete the merge process, these will go back to being a single color.
  • When you look at our "County Details Page", you will find two entries for each court until the merge is complete.
  • When you are doing searches, you will find two entries for some cases. This is because while we are loading the information from Odyssey, we will also be maintaining the old data until the operation is complete to ensure you don't miss anything. When you see two case entries, please look at both to ensure you have the most current information.
  • If you use any of our "watch" services to keep an eye on cases or people of interest, we will be moving those watches over so they point to the cases and people that are a part of the Odyssey data feed. We run a process to convert these twice each day, but it is possible for notification of events to slip through the cracks between conversion runs so you may want to periodically do a manual check between now and July 5th. After the 5th, we'll be back to normal.
Finally, one deficiency in the Odyssey system is that financial information is not exported in their data feed, so that detail will not be available after the transition. We regularly ask that the Court Administration add this to the data feed, but so far, we are told that it is not allowed because the clerks using the Odyssey system have requested that they not make that information available to us. If this information is important to you, please encourage the clerks you work with to tell the State Court Administration differently so we can get the information back online.

As always, we are available to answer any questions in person, so don't hesitate to call support at 866-369-7671 if you have any questions.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Congratulations to the Public Defenders completing the Juvenile Training Immersion Program!

As the challenged father of a two-year old, the the Juvenile Immersion Training Program (JTIP) sounds like just the course I need to help me deal with bathtime. But it turns out that this program provides the solution to a much more serious problem...

The problem is that an increasing number of people are entering the criminal justice system when they are juveniles. However, "defending a child" is not one of the specialties you'll find at most law schools, much less the even more challenging topic of how the justice system can intervene with positive result during the critical period when a kid can be set on the right path or begin a downward spiral that few recover from.

Not all juvenile offenders are victims, but even the least empathetic among us must recognize that we'll be dealing with these people for the rest of their lives if we don't make a supreme effort to solve the problem when they are young. This is our justice system's single best chance at prevention, and making the best of that opportunity starts with competent representation in court.

To make this issue even more challenging, the vast majority of these kids come from a disadvantaged background, so their families can't afford to hire an attorney. That means Public Defenders are often tasked with the dual challenge of both providing competent indigent representation in a criminal or juvenile delinquency case and working with a client who is often not yet mentally equipped to understand the irrevocable nature of poor decisions.

In 2006, a study of juvenile defendants in Indiana found that roughly 50% of juveniles waived their right to representation in delinquency proceedings. In two counties, this number was as high as 80%. That is a disheartening statistic when you stop to think that these kids have a lifetime ahead of them following the path that this decision places them on.

Fortunately, Hoosiers know how to respond positively to valid criticism. Larry Landis, Director of the Indiana Public Defender Council, and Kaarin Lueck, a former public defender, and now Juvenile Magistrate in Wayne County, acknowledged this problem and acted to provide a better future for kids in Indiana's court system.

Kaarin and Larry worked with the National Juvenile Defender Center to send a group of Indiana Public Defenders to a JTIP "Train the Trainer" program. The result is that 15 Public Defenders from Indiana are now certified to train their peers in the special skills and techniques required to provide excellent counsel to juvenile defendants.

We are proud that attorneys in Indiana are stepping up to solve this problem, and Doxpop was privileged to support this certification program with a donation to defray some of their costs.


The newly certified trainers from Indiana are:
  • Jill Acklin from Hamilton County
  • Jill Denman from Huntington County
  • Greg Fumarolo, from Allen County
  • Frank Cardis, From Dearborn County
  • Geoff Georgi from Lake County
  • Michael Ice from Morgan County
  • Jill Johnson from Marion County
  • Neesha Patel from Marion County
  • Joann Price from Lake County
  • Sonny Reicz from Vanderburgh County
  • Rachel Romans-Lagunas from Marion County
  • Mark St. James from St. Joseph County
  • Steve Smith from Madison County
These new trainers join Amy Karozos from the Youth Law Team, Dan Schroeder from the Marion County Public Defender Agency, and Kaarin Lueck, a former public defender, as certified JTIP trainers. Indiana now is second in the country in terms of number of certified JTIP trainers, behind Ohio.

The first training scheduled at which the new trainers will use JTIP is Thursday, June 11, 2015, so this group has already hit the ground running!

Congratulations to the newly certified JTIP trainers, and thanks for your dedication to Indiana's youth!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1999 Cases from Dearborn courts restored.

They're back. That is all.

Monday, May 18, 2015

1999 Data for Dearborn Courts still missing. We're working on it!

We had hoped to restore the court data for 1999 from Dearborn County over the weekend, but found that the source file from the county was corrupted, so we are working with the vendor of the local case management system to figure out the problem. We'll try the restoration again tonight (Monday, May 18th.) No other data sources are affected, and all other years from Dearborn are OK as well.

Friday, May 15, 2015

There's a "hole" in the Dearborn County Court Data. Repairs underway.

An alert user just pointed out to us that cases from Dearborn County in 1999 were not showing up on Doxpop. Upon investigation, we confirmed that all cases from that year (for Dearborn only) are missing.

We have contacted Dearborn County's CMS vendor to get this resolved, and expect to load these cases over the weekend, so the information should be available by Monday, May 18th.

This notice is especially important to customers using our system to do background checks. If you decide that you need to re-run a report after Monday to check for any missed cases, please call Nick directly at 765-373-9245 and I'll make sure you aren't charged for the extra searches.

No other courts or years are affected by this problem

Our apologies for this oversight! We'll get it fixed shortly.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Doxpop's Fine Payment service now speaks Spanish!

Today Doxpop is releasing a fun new enhancement to our online fine payment system. If you go to http://payment.doxpop.com and click on Espa├▒ol in the upper right corner, the site's language will change. We hope this service will make life easier for the clerks we work with in counties that have a large Spanish-speaking population or a nearby interstate highway.

So far, nobody at our office speaks Spanish, so we can't provide phone support to users, but our support team has been practicing with the on-line translation services so we can provide both email support and live chat support to Spanish speakers. (Or more accurately, Spanish typers.)

If the fits of laughter are any indication, the translation services are at least amusing... We'll know soon if they are also accurate and useful.

Kudos to our programming staff for putting together this slick new service!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Doxpop Welcomes Steuben County Recorder!

We're happy to announce the newest member of our network, Steuben County Recorder! Linda Myers and her staff are adding Doxpop public access to the long list of services they provide to their citizens.

Linda is new to the elected position of Recorder, but a veteran of the office and was aided in the transition by her experienced staff. Along with public access through Doxpop, Linda is also adding our property watch service through which you may sign up to receive email alerts if your name or property is transferred or included in a document for any reason.

These new services have been added without cost to the citizens of Steuben County.

Both the index and images available for Steuben County are complete from 1994 forward.

Access to the document index is available for free at a low-volume rate for the typical person seeking information about his or her own records, and for professionals needing higher volumes, a fee-based subscription service is available. Copy fees vary from $2 to $1 per page, depending on search volume. Go to http://www.doxpop.com to try out the new service at no cost.

Also please check out the property watch service at http://watch.doxpop.com to help prevent identity theft and property fraud. This service costs nothing and allows Steuben County residents to set a "watch" for any documents filed at the Recorder's office that reference their name or real property. Sign yourself up, along with any older members of your family who wouldn't have an email address.

In addition to information from the Steuben County Recorder, the Doxpop web site  offers access to information from 34 other Indiana recorders and court case information from 88 Indiana counties.

Welcome aboard!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Randolph County Recorder takes us back to the '90s!

No, we don't mean they're all sporting crimped hair and wearing overalls with one strap in the office...

What they've done is much less entertaining, but a lot more useful. The Randolph County Recorder has scanned a massive batch of previously off-line images and attached them to their existing index.

That means you can now find on-line images for Randolph County back to January 1, 1998 and indexes back to January 1, 1993.

Congratulations to Debbie Preston & her staff for making a 17-years worth of document images available on her computer system & online through Doxpop!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Doxpop joins Indiana Association of Background Screeners

Although Doxpop does not do background screening in-house, many of the leading background screening firms in Indiana use Doxpop to gather public records as a part of their investigations.

These companies have recently formed an association to share information and promote best practices among Indiana background screening firms, and Doxpop has joined as an associate member.

The business of doing background screening is complex, and regulated by constantly evolving Federal and State laws. The IABS will be helping their members stay abreast of new legislation to ensure regulatory compliance. We look forward to working with this group as they build their professional membership!

Currently the following companies have joined IABS. We hope this post helps spread the word to other background screening firms using Doxpop who may have an interest:

  • Mike McCarty, Safe Hiring Solutions, Danville.
  • Will Barada- Barada & Associates, Rushville.
  • Daniel Christian- Indiana Search Technologies, Indianapolis.
  • Steve Neal- American Business Services, Indianapolis.
  • Don Johnson- Trace Investigations, Bloomington.
  • John Nolan- Nolan Security, Avon.
  • Clint Weber- Advanced Background Services, Indianapolis.
  • Larry Childress- LC Limited, Indianapolis.
  • Brandy Lord, Integrity Investigations, South Bend.
  • Dave Stinnett, Reference Services, Evansville.
  • Tim Wilcox, International Investigators, Indianapolis
  • ...And their newest member: Doxpop, Richmond.

    Anyone interested in joining this new association should contact Mike McCarty at Safe Hiring Solutions.

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Welcome, Clark County Recorder's Office!

    This week we are welcoming Zach Payne and his staff to our family of Recorder's Offices using Doxpop to provide public access.

    Zach is new to the Recorder's office, and he's gotten off to a great start. In the first few months, Zach has enabled credit card payments in his office, added on-line access through Doxpop, added Doxpop's property watch service, and he is now working on electronic filing. Zach is moving the office into the 21st century in his first few months. (We're eager to see what he has planned for the second half of the year!)

    All of these new services have been added without cost to the citizens of Clark County.

    Both the index and images available for Clark County are complete from  November 1999 forward. You will also find most deed records prior to 11/99, but we can't claim complete records for earlier dates.

    Access to the document index is available for free at a low-volume rate for the typical person seeking information about his or her own records, and for professionals needing higher volumes, a fee-based subscription service is available. Copy fees vary from $2 to $1 per page, depending on search volume. Go to http://www.doxpop.com to try out the new service.

    In addition to  the interactive search service, the Recorder's office now also offers a property watch service at http://watch.doxpop.com to help prevent identity theft and property fraud. This service costs nothing and allows Clark County residents to set a "watch" for any documents filed at the Recorder's office that reference their name or real property.

    In addition to information from the Clark County Recorder, the Doxpop web site  offers access to information from 33 other Indiana recorders and court case information from 88 Indiana counties.

    Welcome aboard!


    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Congratulations to the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission

    For the past few years, Doxpop has participated in the fundraising efforts of the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission by providing up to $5,000 in matching funds to encourage our local community members to donate to the Commission. This year, the Wayne County community made us proud by making over $11,000 in donations during the Commission's fundraising drive in December.

    Kudos to the many people who stepped up to meet the needs of those in our community who cannot afford to pay for legal representation in civil matters.

    The Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission is a privately funded group that fills a gap in the State-funded pro bono districts. Currently, the Indiana Pro Bono Commission divides the State into 12 districts that receive a combination of public funds and IOLTA funds from the Bar Association.

    Unfortunately, Wayne County falls in the northernmost end of "District J", which is served by an office located in Lawrenceburg. This is a drive of 60 miles for the typical Wayne County resident. We believe it is unlikely that a person who cannot afford to hire legal counsel will also be able to take time from his or her job and drive for an hour to seek help. Hence the need for this locally-focused legal service organization to fill the gap.

    No mention of pro bono work in Wayne County would be complete without a moment to remember and appreciate Robert Maley, who for decades led our local community's effort to serve those who could not afford to hire counsel. Robert Maley's legacy continues to inspire many, including us here at Doxpop.



    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Hendricks County Recorded Documents back to normal.

    In our last post, we detailed the problem we were having with Hendricks County Recorded Documents last week.

    We are happy to announce that the problem was completely resolved a little before midnight on Friday, January 9th.

    What that means for our users is that if you did a search for Hendricks County documents based on a tract (tubdivision) in a legal description on January 7th, 8th, or 9th, that search may have missed some documents and you should re-run it now to make sure you didn't miss anything.

    If anyone did such a search during that period, please let us know so that we can make sure you aren't billed for your extra searches.

    Apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by this problem!

    Questions? Give us a call at 866-369-7671, or eMail support@doxpop.com and we'll be happy to discuss any questions or concerns.

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Details on the problems with Hendricks County Recorded Documents

    Doxpop is currently working to repair a problem with Hendricks County Recorded Documents on our system. In brief, an large update received from the county just before midnight on January 6th contained changes to tract names for over 200,000 documents that we were not able to load.

    Fortunately, all recorded documents still appeared in any search result that was not based on a tract name. However, any search done using a tract name on or after January 7th may have returned incomplete results, and should be run again after we have fixed the problem.

    We are currently testing a solution for the problem and expect to deploy the fix over the weekend. When this is complete, we'll post a second notice to give you the "all clear".

    If anyone has to do extra searches because of this problem, please let us know and we'll add an equal number of free searches to your account. Our apologies for this serious inconvenience!

    Note: Court Records are unaffected by this problem. The issue is limited to documents filed with the Recorder's office.


    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Dearborn County Court Records Now Available on Doxpop

    Over the Holidays, Doxpop pulled out our coverage map and had the fun of coloring in our last county in the Eastern half of Indiana!

    Doxpop Indiana Court Coverage MaP


    Please join us in welcoming the Dearborn County Courts to our Court Record Public Access Service! The on-line court records now available for Dearborn County stretch back to January of 1991. State Tax Warrants are also available from May 2006 forward.

    Rick Probst, Clerk of Dearborn County worked with Doxpop to make this service available to the public without any use of public funding at the County or State level. The service is supported solely by subscription fees collected from professional users of the system, and the revenue from professional users allows Doxpop to provide free access to the general public.

    In addition to Court Records, Doxpop also provides access to Recorded Documents in Dearborn and all surrounding counties on the Indiana side.