Doxpop - Tools for Attorneys and Public Information Researchers: October 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

LaGrange County Joins Doxpop Fine Payment

Doxpop is pleased to announced the addition of LaGrange County to our growing list of Indiana counties providing this convenient service.

The LaGrange County courts handle many citations of drivers from the area and surrounding areas such as South Bend and Elkhart. The Indiana Toll Road as well as Interstates 80 and 90 pass through LaGrange Counties. Drivers who receive a citation in LaGrange County now have the option of paying their fees online at and saving a trip to the courthouse.

Make sure to keep an eye on our website as we anticipate even more Indiana counties to begin using Doxpop's Online Fine Payment system.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Allen County Courts Complete their migration to the Odyssey System

Over the last weekend, JTAC completed the conversion of Allen County courts to the Odyssey system that they began in early 2011. Our customers' access to Allen County court information will not be interrupted by this change.

For Doxpop, the last three years have involved some challenges as we combined data feeds from two sources to provide complete case information, and recently weathered some lengthy interruptions caused by the conversion process itself.

For Doxpop users, this last change will have little effect on your use of Doxpop. Criminal, Citation and Probate cases were converted some time ago, and hence are completely unaffected. Civil cases other than probate will go through a transitional process, but *current* information will remain available during the transition.

 Here are the details you need to remain current on civil cases during the transition between now (10/15) and the first week of November:

  • When searching for active cases, you may find two entries. One entry will include only information from before 10/14 and the other entry will include all information, including actions that occurred after 10/14. In this situation, please look at both entries to ensure that you have the most current information.
  • If you see only a single entry for a case, that indicates that no action has occurred on the case since 10/14 and so the single pre-conversion entry still reflects the most current information for that case.
  • When you look at our "County Details Page", you will find two entries for courts that handle civil cases until the data from both systems are merged.
  • If you use any of our "watch" services to keep an eye on cases or people of interest, you may receive extra notifications during the transition period.
  • If you use the personal calendar feature, you will see two colors for Allen County on your calendar. Every event will still be listed, but the active cases will have a different color from those that have not changed recently.
  • After the first week of November, we will merge the court information so that a single, current record exists for each case, and everything will be back to normal.
Watch this blog for an announcement when the transition is complete.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

How Do You Celebrate Pro Bono Awareness Month?

October is Pro Bono Awareness Month. 

2013 Indianapolis Bar President, Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, makes a compelling case for doing pro bono work to attorneys in her short article "Using your Powers for Good: Build Your Practice with Pro Bono", recently published in the Indianapolis Bar Association insert in the Oct. 9-22, 2013 issue of the Indiana Lawyer. 

Doxpop supports the pro bono effort in Indiana by providing free Doxpop access to the Pro Bono District Coordinators and the staff in their offices. We also are pleased to provide a substantial matching gift again this year in raising funds for our locally supported pro bono office.

Please join us in encouraging and thanking Indiana attorneys across the state who use their powers for good by assisting those who deserve better representation than they can afford, and who become better lawyers in the process.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brown County Recorder Joins Doxpop

The Brown County Recorder is pleased to announce two new services for providing
access to Brown County's Recorded documents through the web.

The index to documents and their images filed in July, 1988 or later are now available
on-line at Basic information about the documents is available
at no cost. Detailed information and documents images are available as a fee-based

In addition, The Recorder's Office now offers a free property watch service to our
community. Any person may sign up at to set a watch on his or
her property and name. Participants are notified via email any time a document is filed
that references the watched property or name.

Both of these services have been provided without any use of public funding (no use of
tax money.) The access provided by these services is in addition to the public access
already provided at the courthouse.

For additional information, contact Sandy Cain at the Recorder's Office, (812) 988-5462
or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; (765) 373-9245;