What is MDEC?
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The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project will create a single Judiciary-wide integrated case management system that will be used by all the courts in the state court system. Courts will collect, store, and process records electronically, and will be able to instantly access complete records as cases travel from District Court to Circuit Court and on to the appellate courts. Read more.
Latest updatesMDEC: What's the latest? The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) initiative is coming. But like an endurance run, its implementation requires countless hours of training and preparation, perseverance and commitment. Every day, individuals across the Judiciary are working to make MDEC a reality. As we move toward the launch this fall in Anne Arundel County, you can stay up to date with MDEC News. Each week, MDEC News will bring you timely updates, interviews with project leaders, Q&As and more.
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How was the launch?
It has been more than a week since MDEC launched in Anne Arundel County on Tuesday, October 14. Since then, many Judiciary employees and court employees have been working and making adjustments to Odyssey, the new case management system, to ensure the implementation continues to run smoothly in each Anne Arundel County court.
“With any pilot launch we always anticipate some glitches,” said Rick Parker, Enterprise Architect in Judicial Information Systems (JIS). “The good news is that we do not have to do any interoperability design changes, and this is thanks in large part to the intense preparation leading up to the rollout.” This means the response team can address flow of data and other issues that were anticipated.
The fixes within Odyssey included changing the instructions for uploading e-filing attachments. During the initial pilot stage, attorneys were able to upload one attachment into the system for e-filings. However, it was realized that the system will not generate multiple notices. Therefore, an attorney e-filing in a court in Anne Arundel County must now file complaints and motions separately.
As the pilot rolls out the next phases of implementation, the MDEC team will continue to make the changes needed for a successful statewide system.