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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ind. Courts - Appellate court docket moves to mycase.com on May 4th

Last November, the Tax Court moved to mycase.com. Today the Supreme Court has announced that on May 4th, all applellate case information also will be moved to mycase.com.

There will be a minor delay during the transition:

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 May 1 will not be posted to the dockets until May 4. Docket entries for the Tax Court and trial courts will not likely be affected.
ILB: Some readers may recall that, on Dec. 3, 2014, upon learning of the plan to move all appellate docket information to mycase.com, the ILB wrote a long post explaining why that move would be to the detriment of practitioners.

The post heading: "One step forward followed by two steps back for the appellate docket." The post explained in detail how the appellate docket which was to be replaced had many benefits for practitioners that would be lost in the move to mycase.com.

But there is good news today. The Court's news release explains that "Appellate case information is available in both dockets." I checked with the Kathryn Dolan, the Court's public information officer, who responded:

Yes. The appellate docket is scheduled to remain in existence. There are essentially two avenues to lookup appellate case information: 1) mycase.in.gov or 2) appellate docket.

It is important that the appellate case information be available in Odyssey (as is case information for the other 200 courts using the Odyssey case management system). But the Court also recognized that many users benefited from the appellate docket. Some improvements were made to the appellate docket, and it remains an option for folks.

Also from today's release: " For the first time, the appellate docket will also include links to opinions and orders."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 29, 2015 10:32 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts