Doxpop - Tools for Attorneys and Public Information Researchers: It's Done! Real-Time updates are now available for counties using the JTAC/Odyssey case management system.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's Done! Real-Time updates are now available for counties using the JTAC/Odyssey case management system.

Although Doxpop serves many people who are seeking historical information, our main focus is on helping our many users in the legal community know about changes to court cases within minutes of the time they occur.

With the recent completion of our real-time update system for counties using the Odyssey case managment system, Doxpop now provides information that is updated within 10 minutes or less for cases in nearly all of the 82 Indiana Counties that we provide access for.

The only remaining courts with slower update cycles are a few municipal courts and some case types in Allen County that are updated on a daily cycle.

What this means for you is that all of Doxpop's features designed for attorneys now work in all of our counties. For instance, you can:

  1. Have all of your hearings appear on your smartphone calendar, and automatically stay in sync via a continuous iCal feed.
  2. Set up notifications so you'll know right away when a new minute entry is added to a case you are following.
  3. Most importantly, you'll know that you always have access to current information.

The background on this exciting development is that for many years Doxpop has been providing real-time access to case information for the roughly 50 counties using the CSI case management system. We introduced this system in 2002 for Monroe County. Like Doxpop, CSI is based in Indiana, and it was great to work with other Hoosiers to provide cutting-edge technology for the legal community in our own state.

Then in 2007 a few counties started using the "Odyssey" case management system, which is run by the State Court's Judicial technology and Automation Commission (JTAC). When this occurred Doxpop immediately requested a data feed from the State. However, it was not until 2012 that JTAC was able to provide a data feed suitable for real-time updates. In the meantime, about 30 counties started using the Odyssey system.

Now Doxpop is able to combine real-time data feeds from these two largest case management systems along with data from several smaller vendors to provide our users with current information to cases in 82 Indiana counties.

This has been a lengthy and expensive process for Doxpop, but we think you'll agree that the value it adds for our users has been worth the effort.

If you have any questions about the great real-time notification features we've designed for attorneys and other legal professionals, give our support staff a call at 866-369-7671. They're always eager to help you get more value from the service we provide.

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