Doxpop - Tools for Attorneys and Public Information Researchers: Johnson County Converts to Odyssey- Your Doxpop Access is Unaffected.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Johnson County Converts to Odyssey- Your Doxpop Access is Unaffected.

Over the last weekend (December 6-7), the Courts in Johnson County converted to the Odyssey case tracking system, this means their Case Management System is now administered by JTAC and all data stored in Indianapolis.

This move does not affect Doxpop users because Doxpop buys access to a real-time feed of court data from the Odyssey system from the Division of State Court Administration. Your access to Johnson court information through Doxpop 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 Johnson 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 every hour, 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 January 12th. After the 12th, we'll be back to normal.
Tax warrants are not stored on the Odyssey system, and thus from this point forward, if you are seeking tax warrants, you will need to either find those by visiting the clerk's office or by subscribing to an on-line service offered by the State Court Administration.

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 JTAC 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 JTAC not make that information available to us. If this information is important to you, please encourage the clerks you work with to tell JTAC 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.


Anonymous said...

foreign judgments are not on your system,they are cb cases and the only way to get them is to go to the courthouse,strange you fail to tell people that,also strange that before incite you claimed that state tax liens were on your system back to the date in which you claim to have records.that is a bold face lie,I know this because I do this for a living,alot of people are having claims that use doxpop and more will in the future,

Nick Fankhauser said...

Hi anonymous-

Not all counties use a CB case type for foreign judgments, and practices have changed over time. In situations where CB case types are used, you can find them on our system.

For some counties, State Tax Liens can be found on InCite. For some counties, they are on Doxpop. That's why we have a table that shows which counties we have them for. It isn't consistent, but we do in fact do our best to inform our users whenever a change occurs. (As we did in the post above that you're responding to.)

If you have a claim arising out of any ommission on our system, please contact us. As you can tell, we're pretty open to feedback... We've been letting you troll our blog for quite a while.