The Supreme Court-sponsored Odyssey case management system contains 65 percent of Indiana’s trial court caseload, Justice Steven David told a gathering of about 100 lawyers Tuesday.
David presented an update on Odyssey and electronic filing in Indiana trial courts as part of a program that also focused on the advent of the state’s commercial courts. David’s remarks regarding court-technology improvements can be viewed here in the latter third of the webcast.
By the end of 2017, about 70 percent of trial courts will be using the Odyssey system, whose ultimate goal is to connect all counties to a uniform, state-facilitated case management system, replacing the patchwork of incompatible systems around the state. David said Odyssey implementation will rise to 80 percent in 2018, when Lake County, Indiana’s second-largest court system, is scheduled to switch to the system.
David also noted e-filing is now offered in 17 counties as the state continues on a plan to make electronic filing mandatory by the end of 2018. He said to date about 180,000 filings have been submitted electronically by almost 7,600 registered users, including nearly 3,000 attorneys. More information about e-filing is available here.
Editor's note: This article has been corrected. An earlier online version misstated the timeline for future Odyssey implementation.