By KATHRYN DOLAN
On Monday, May 4, the public will have access to appellate case information through the state court record system, Odyssey. With the addition of the appellate courts, about 220 circuit, superior, city and town courts in 51 counties use Odyssey to maintain records.
In May 2014, the Supreme Court announced that the three appellate courts would move to Odyssey. Previously, records were maintained on a 28 year old AS/400 system. In December of 2014, 3000 Tax Court cases were moved into the new system. Now 104,000 Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases will be moved into Odyssey.
Information in more than 16 million cases is available on the Odyssey docket through mycase.in.gov. Basic case information, hearing dates, case numbers and attorney names, is available for free. Appellate case information will also continue to be available for free through the appellate docket at courts.in.gov/cofc/docket.html. For the first time, the appellate docket will also include links to opinions and orders.
Appellate case information is available in both dockets. Help topics provide useful information on how to search for a case and read an appellate case docket.
During the upgrade both dockets will be affected. The Clerk of Courts will receive and process filings, but Supreme Court and Court of Appeals case events that occur on Friday, May 1, will not be posted to the dockets until Monday, May 4. Docket entries for the Tax Court and trial courts will not likely be affected.