Doxpop - Tools for Attorneys and Public Information Researchers: June 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Kosciusko and Dubois e-filing. Sorta fixed, but it's complicated....

Per Indiana Trial Court Technology:

"At this time, filings to initiate a new case can be submitted. However, attorneys who filed into existing cases on Monday, June 24, may experience problems. If the same case returns multiple times, you should not proceed with your filing."

Sigh! Here's what we think this means:

If you're initiating a new case, no problem! Proceed.

If you're submitting a subsequent filing on an existing case, then:
  • If you get the message "2 (or more) cases exist with this case number", stop and report it to us. We'll pass it along to the folks at Trial Court Technology and let you know when they've got it fixed.
  • If you get no message about multiple cases with that case number, then there's no problem. You can proceed normally.
We believe that very few filings will be affected by this, but thought you should know. As we mentioned in the notice yesterday, if this issue should cause you to miss a deadline, refer to Trial Rule 86(N) to learn about your options.

Update: At 2:10 PM, we received a message from the State indicating that all e-filing issues in Kosciusko and Dubois have been resolved.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Kosciusko and Dubois Counties Convert to Odyssey- Your Doxpop Access is Unaffected!

During the weekend of June 22nd, the Courts in Kosciusko & Dubois Counties converted to the Odyssey case tracking system, this means their Case Management System is now administered by Indiana Trial Court Technology.

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 Kosciusko and Dubois County 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 four-six week period when both the old data and the new data are available. This is longer than when this transition typically happens due to the holidays. 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 Kosciusko or Dubois 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 June 30th. After then, we'll be back to normal.
Tax warrants will not be affected at all by this transition.

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