By KATHRYN DOLAN
Indiana Tax Court
On Dec. 1 the Indiana Tax Court will begin using the Odyssey case management system to maintain records. The Court of Appeals of Indiana and the Indiana Supreme Court will soon begin using the system also. Currently, about 200 courts in 51 counties across the state use Odyssey.
In May, the Supreme Court announced the three appellate courts would move to Odyssey. Records are currently maintained on a 28 year-old AS/400 system. The Tax Court is the first of the three appellate courts to begin using Odyssey.
About 3,000 Tax Court cases will be moved into Odyssey on Nov. 26. Tax Court case information is expected to be available in Odyssey at mycase.in.gov on Nov. 28.
Information in more than 15 million cases is available in Odyssey at no charge.
As a result of the conversion to a new system, the appellate courts’ docket will be affected. Tax Court cases will not be updated on Nov. 26 in the public docket. The Clerk of Courts will still receive and process filings that day, but case events that occur on Nov. 26 will not be posted to the public docket until the week of Dec. 1 for the Tax Court.
Docket entries for the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court will not be affected. Opinions, orders and tax summaries will still be posted to courts.in.gov/opinions.
The Court of Appeals and Supreme Court will still maintain dockets using the current system atcourts.in.gov/cofc/docket.html.
Their transition to Odyssey is expected in the first quarter of 2015. The update to Odyssey is just one technology upgrade underway to ensure efficiency and transparency. Recently, the Supreme Court also announced that Indiana will move to statewide electronic filing for all courts.