About eCourts Initiatives

Learn more about eCourts initiatives that have launched statewide.

What is eCourts?

eCourts is a package of new software applications and technology infrastructure improvements that will transition our court system from paper to digital. The major components include the following:

  • eFiling: web-based platform for electronic filing of documents
  • Enterprise Justice (Odyssey): digital integrated case management system (ICMS)
  • Portal: public website access for viewing records and making payments
  • Guide & File: assists users in creating basic legal documents
  • File & Serve: assists users in filing and serving legal documents
  • Attorney Manager (DA): case management platform for District Attorneys
  • Attorney Manager (PD): case management platform for Public Defenders
  • eDiscovery: platform enabling District Attorneys to share digital evidence
  • eWarrants: electronic warrant repository
  • Enforcement Mobile (Brazos): electronic citation platform
  • CRAVE: courtroom audio visual enhancements
  • Financial Manager: financial management system for Clerks of Court
  • eCourtNet: infrastructure overhauls and security upgrades

Although many of these components have already been successfully implemented statewide, most users will primarily engage with eFiling, Portal, and Enterprise Justice (Odyssey), which will be phased in over a two-year period beginning in 2023.


  • Provides 24/7 statewide service to all Judicial Branch employees, attorneys, and public users
  • Provides web-based access to court records and documents
  • Streamlines court administration
  • Provides greater case management ability
  • Enhances disaster recovery (fire and flooding)
  • Reduces paper forms
  • Increases access to justice and the courts
  • Facilitates remote testimony through increased audio/video capabilities
    • Out of town witnesses, experts, and other witnesses can testify virtually
    • Law enforcement can appear virtually for testimony or warrant applications
    • Victims of violence or abuse can testify virtually, reducing the trauma of being in the same room as their abuser
    • Inmates can appear virtually reducing travel and costs and safety concerns for sheriffs and corrections officials
  • eCourts Kiosks available in courthouses with scanners, printers, and payment services for the public

eCourts Fact Sheet

eCourts Advisory Committee Meetings

Enterprise Justice (Odyssey)
Upgrading from 40+ Applications to an Integrated Case Management System

FROM in-house, NCAOC-built, multiple case management / index systems housed on mainframes.

TO vendor-provided and hosted integrated case management system hosted in the cloud with eFiling for all case types.

Upgrading from 40+ applications into an ICMS wheel graphic

eCourts Tracks

Track   Counties   Target Go-Live Date
Track 1 - Pilot   Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wake   February 13, 2023
Track 2   Mecklenburg   October 9, 2023
Track 3   Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington   February 5, 2024
Track 4   Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Vance, Warren   April 29, 2024
Track 5   Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Swain, Transylvania   July 22, 2024
Track 6   Anson, Cabarrus, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly, Union   October 14, 2024


Features of the Rollout Plan
  • Counties will have appropriate technology equipment installed before their go-live date.
  • All counties in a district rollout at the same time.
  • Avoiding coastal areas during peak hurricane season. Avoiding mountains during winter.
  • Providing ranges for go-live dates while retaining some scheduling flexibility.
  • Counties will receive their target go-live date and will begin preparations before their track rollout.

Additional eCourts Initiatives and Projects Launched

eCourts Initiative   Primary Audience   Go-Live Date
Guide & File   Self-represented litigants, public, and attorneys   Launched August 31, 2020
eCourtNet   Courtrooms, employees, public, attorneys   Launched Q4 2020 - 2021
Enforcement Mobile (Brazos; Tyler eCitation Solution)   Pilot Law Enforcement Agencies (5)   Launched December 7 – 9, 2020
  Statewide – remaining eCitation law enforcement agencies   Launched January 18 – April 30, 2021
(Agencies were sequenced and scheduled for rollout)
eWarrants / NCAWARE Replacement
(Tyler eWarrants / Enterprise Justice (Odyssey) for Magistrates)
  Statewide (Magistrates, Clerks, Law Enforcement)   Launched July 22, 2022