FIDO - Indigent Defense Management for Different County Court Systems
This portal was developed to manage indigent defense by determining qualification for court-appointed counsel, allocating attorneys, and tracking assignments along with payments.
When an attorney is appointed through the system, a voucher is also developed and available to the attorney in the attorney portal. This allows the attorney to track his or her time as the case progresses, and to quickly submit the voucher after the case is disposed. The voucher allows the attorney to classify different categories of expenditures and the activity that is documented and requested for payment in the voucher.
The platform was diligently coded to handle complex county court laws concurrent with individual judge rules. The system was developed in PHP as a high-availability cluster and is currently used by Texas counties.