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Clerk O’Shaughnessy receives nod from Commissioners to modernize case management system

Clerk of Courts’ Office to enhance public access of court documents

MEDIA ADVISORY: 10/29/2019
Press Contact: Nick Tuell
Community Relations & Public Information Officer
614.525.6710
Nwtuell@FranklinCountyOhio.gov

Today, Franklin County Clerk of Courts Maryellen O’Shaughnessy announced the Board of Commissioners approved the Case Management System project. The three-year, $8.8M project will consolidate eighteen county systems and provide upgraded public access to court documents for the Clerk of Courts’ Office, Court of Common Pleas General Division, Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division, Probate Court, and the 10th District Court of Appeals. The Case Management System project has been made possible by the collaborative efforts of Clerk Maryellen O’Shaughnessy and her partners on the E-Governance Board.

The purpose of the new system is to create an integrated, secure case management system that provides reliable, efficient and accurate results to the public. Bringing 21st century technologies to the Clerk’s Office and increasing the people’s access to justice.

Expected benefits are:
  • Enhanced reporting capabilities, including faster turnaround for custom reports
  • Real-time data exchange with other county systems
  • Preserves technical functionality, while increasing efficiencies
  • Provides a more robust security model to combat cyber threats
  • Introduces cloud hosting to help shorten disaster recovery
  • Integration with eFiling without impacting user-functionality

“This is the first step in the creation of an integrated county-wide justice information system, otherwise known as CJIS.”
          – Adam Luckhaupt, Director of Technology/CIO for the Franklin County Clerk of Courts.

The approved resolution is for a Software as Service Agreement, Services Contract, ePayment Processing Agreement, and Iron Mountain Three-Party agreement with Tyler Technologies Inc. to replace the Franklin County Justice System (FCJS), a system that is over 30 years old.