Doxpop - Tools for Attorneys and Public Information Researchers: January 2015

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 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.