Online Dispute Resolutions
SAVE TIME, SKIP THE COURT HOUSE, MANAGE YOUR CASE WHEN YOU HAVE TIME, NOT JUST WHEN THE COURT HOUSE
DATE: October 1 , 2020
Delta County Justice of the Peace Now Allowing Citizens to Participate in
Court Process Online
DELTA COUNTY, TEXAS – The Justice of the Peace announced beginning October 1, 2020 that it is partnering with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to launch a new online dispute resolution platform, Modria®, that empowers citizens to participate in the judicial system from anywhere at any time.
“Online dispute resolution is designed to break down barriers to the justice system so that people don’t have to take time off of work, find childcare, or physically travel to the courthouse to resolve simple civil cases,” said Jamie Gillespie, general manager of Modria. “It also helps to conserve court resources and ultimately save tax dollars.”
Using this new platform, citizens will be able to work through civil cases like DEBT CLAIMS AND SMALL CLAIMS CASES directly with the other party or in consultation with a licensed mediator, if they choose to include one, from any computer or internet-connected mobile device. However, if the parties are not able to come to an agreement online, they will still have the option of going through the traditional, in-person court process.
Participating in online dispute resolution allows the involved parties to resolve the case before the scheduled hearing date, and, on average, in about half the time of the traditional court process. It also gives participants the opportunity to work through the dispute from anywhere at any time, so they do not have to travel to the courthouse during regular business hours.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is the largest and most established provider of integrated software and technology services focused on the public sector. Tyler's end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler's solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 21,000 successful installations across 10,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. A financially strong company, Tyler has achieved double-digit revenue growth every quarter since 2012. It was also named to Forbes' "Best Midsize Employers" list in 2018 and recognized twice on its "Most Innovative Growth Companies" list. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com.
How Does Online Dispute Resolution Work
Working to Protect Your Rights
Once a case has been filed and the Defendant's answer has been filed with the court and provided we have an email address for both the plaintiff and the defendant, the case will then be entered into our Online Dispute Resolution Program. The Court will notify you that your case has been selected to participate in Delta County's New Online Small Claims or Debt Claims Program.
That means that if you resolve your dispute online that you will not have to appear in front of a judge. Participating in online dispute resolution allows the involved parties to resolve the case before the scheduled hearing date, and, on average, in about half the time of the traditional court process. It also gives participants the opportunity to work through the dispute from anywhere at any time, so they do not have to travel to the courthouse during regular business hours.
If both parties are not able to come to an agreement online, they will still have the option of going through the traditional, in-person court process.
You should receive an email with a link to start the process. If you want to participate just follow the link and answer some questions about your dispute.
Once you have completed answering the questions, an email notification will be sent to the other party inviting them to participate.
If you have any questions, please contact Delta County Texas Justice of the Peace at 903-395-4400 ext. 232