Fulton County Justice System Unified Case Management System Coming Online in July | Print |

Fulton County justice agencies are preparing to go live with their new Odyssey unified case management system, starting in July 2013.  Some justice system processes will be temporarily unavailable during the transition to the new Odyssey system. 

 

The new $9.9 million system from Tyler Technologies, Inc. will allow the information technology systems of multiple justice agencies to “access court records and documents through the use of a unified database – resulting in more efficient case processing and improved customer service.” 

In many cases, the new Odyssey system will also replace existing paper-driven applications and forms with state-of-the-art electronic processes.  Staff members in participating agencies have received training on the Odyssey system for several weeks in advance of this software migration to prepare for a smooth transition for the public. 

Service changes during the transition period will include:

Superior Court  (July 1 – July 5 Transition Period)

  • All criminal trials and related calendars in the Complex and Non-Complex divisions during the week of July 1, 2013 to July 5, 2013 have been postponed and will be rescheduled unless instructed otherwise by the Judge assigned the case.
  • Calendars for all Superior Court Accountability Courts have also been postponed for the week of July 1 – July 5, including Drug Court, Behavioral Health Court, Reentry and Veterans Court. 
  • For information regarding previously scheduled criminal matters during the week of July1, interested parties may contact the judicial division presiding in the matter immediately.  Contact information for individual judicial divisions is available at http://www.fultoncourt.org/judges/superiorcourt


Felony First Appearance calendars will proceed as usual at the Fulton County Jail.  Normal business operations will resume on Monday, July 8, 2013.

State & Magistrate Court  (July 1 – July 5 Transition Period)

In addition, the following State and Magistrate Court calendars will be cancelled at all locations the week of July 1 – July 5  (Courthouse, North Service Center, South Service Center):

  • Magistrate All Purpose/Compliance
  • State All Purpose
  • Treatment Diversion
  • Traffic & Environmental
  • Child Abandonment
  • Warrant Applications
  • Magistrate Bench
  • Dispossessory

The court will be open for business; however, it will not have the ability to docket pleadings during this week.  All pleadings will be accepted and file stamped the day they are received and docketed beginning the week of July 8, 2013. 

First Appearance and Civil calendars shall proceed as regularly scheduled and calendared.  Court offices will be open during normal business hours.

Clerk of Superior Court – (June 28 – July 8)

  • During the transition period, the Clerk of Superior Court’s office will not provide docket entries and electronic image scans.  These services will resume on July 8.
  • During the transition period, the Clerk’s Office will maintain its regular business hours and will accept and file stamp all pleadings.
    Sheriff’s Office  (June 29 – July 9 Transition Period)
  • Online Bonding – This service will be suspended during the transition period.  Members of the public and bonding company representatives must go to the Fulton County Jail to post bond for inmates. 
  • Video Visitation – There will be no visitation for inmates during the transition period with the exception of attorney conferences.  Attorneys must be members of the State Bar of Georgia. 

District Attorney Complaint Room

  • Operation of the Complaint Room will continue--all day, every day—during the transition.