Marshall County will be deploying a statewide case management system for its courts next year.
The county currently uses “CSI.” Officials from the county say the software has worked well, and they’ve been offered quality customer support. The state of Indiana, however, has made a push to put case management for their courts on a statewide system. The new system is called “Odyssey.”
Marshall County Clerk Debbie Vandemark says use of the new system is spreading.
“There are currently 52 counties now using this system,” says Vandemark. “They’re rolling our e-filing right now. I guess one of the big benefits is that we can all communicate and see the cases in the other counties.”
All three of Marshall County’s judges have approved of the software change.
Once paperwork has been completed, the County’s IT Department will begin working to implement the software. As of right now, the County doesn’t know how much the transition will cost.
Vandemark says the contract with CSI comes up in November.
“We would want to stay with that contract at least for another year,” says Vandemark. “I know part of this says to stop the contract that’s in place. We want to continue that because it’s going to take nine months to a year to get ready and actually have the conversion.”
The Indiana Supreme Court is now managing all state court technology.
The system itself will be funded by technology fees imposed on those with cases traveling through the courts. Neighboring counties have already made the move.
By agreement to implement the new software, Marshall County anticipates its use beginning in 2016.