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Partners in Justice: State of the Judiciary 2017

Partners in Justice: State of the Judiciary 2017

February 28, 2017

Chief Justice Loretta Rush gestures to the special guests in attendance during the State of the Judiciary. On January 18, 2017, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush delivered her third address on the State of the Judiciary to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly. Highlights of the speech follow. We also invite you to read the entire text, watch the video, and view photographs at: courts.in.gov/supreme/2552.htm The Supreme Court Justices and Judges of the Court of Appeals were greeted by escorts from the House and Senate, including Representatives Cindy Ziemke, Wendy... [Read the full story]

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Partners in Justice: State of the Judiciary 2017

Partners in Justice: State of the Judiciary 2017

February 28, 2017

Chief Justice Loretta Rush gestures to the special guests in attendance during the State of the Judiciary. On January 18, 2017, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush delivered her third address on the State of the Judiciary to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly. Highlights of the speech follow. We also invite you to read the entire text, watch the video, and view photographs at: courts.in.gov/supreme/2552.htm The Supreme Court Justices and Judges of the Court of Appeals were greeted by escorts from the House and Senate, including Representatives Cindy Ziemke, Wendy... [Read the full story]

Court Technology

Abstract of Judgment Data to Improve Criminal History Repository

Abstract of Judgment Data to Improve Criminal History Repository

February 28, 2017

Note: In the print version of this article, an incorrect date was published. The TCN data field in the Abstract of Judgement application will become a required field on July 1, 2017 (previously noted as April 1). Part 2 Legislative Requirement In the December, 2016 issue of Indiana Court Times, an article focused on legislation requiring the Indiana Supreme Court to send methamphetamine-related felony conviction data to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). NPLEx is a real-time electronic logging system used by pharmacies and law enforcement to track sales of over-the-counter... [Read the full story]

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Hon. John R. Pera

Hon. John R. Pera

December 15, 2016

Judge Pera is pictured with his family. From left to right; son-in-law Andy Kenney, daughter Anna, Judge John Pera, granddaughter Emilia, grandson Drew, daughter Katherine, and son-in-law Brent Przybylski. This is the fortieth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary. Lake Superior Court Judge John R. Pera is our judge featured in this issue. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1972, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from  Valparaiso University School of Law in 1975. Before assuming the... [Read the full story]

Family Violence

Lethality Assessments: What are they? Do they work?

February 28, 2017

PART ONE Most Indiana judges know that our court system uses risk assessments to evaluate juvenile and adult offenders and to enable probation and pretrial release officers to recommend conditions of release. Judges might assume that a lethality assessment is just another term for a risk assessment. However, the two instruments differ, and they are both the subject of much discussion in the field of intimate partner violence. Risk assessments evaluate an offender’s behavior, and are routinely used by various components of the criminal justice system—especially for pre-trial... [Read the full story]

Spotlight

Henry County Clerk Debra Walker receives the 2016 Outstanding County Clerk Award

Henry County Clerk Debra Walker receives the 2016 Outstanding County Clerk Award

December 15, 2016

Henry County Clerk Debbie Walker (left) receives the 2016 Outstanding County Clerk Award from Jane Groves, Past President of AIC and Randolph County Treasurer. The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) announced that Henry County Clerk Debbie Walker received the 2016 Outstanding County Clerk Award. The award recognized her contributions to county government throughout her years of public service. Walker began her career working in the Henry County Commissioner’s office before being elected to serve as Henry County Treasurer, where she served two terms. She was then elected... [Read the full story]

Articles

Partners in Justice: State of the Judiciary 2017

Partners in Justice: State of the Judiciary 2017

Chief Justice Loretta Rush gestures to the special guests in attendance during the... 


Indiana Supreme Court forms Office of Admissions and Continuing Education

Indiana Supreme Court forms Office of Admissions and Continuing Education

Staff members of the Office of Admissions and Continuing Education. L-R: Lana James,... 


Coalition for Court Access

Coalition for Court Access

The Coalition for Court Access met February 13 at the Indiana Bar Foundation. The... 


Celebrating Adoption Day

Celebrating Adoption Day

Judge David Shaheed with a family behind the bench after an adoption proceeding in... 


Journey through the wilderness of online court records

Journey through the wilderness of online court records

On February 3, 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court created the “Advisory Task Force... 


FAQ: Criminal Rule 26

What is the primary purpose of Criminal Rule 26 (CR 26)? The Rule is intended to... 


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#CanITweet? Guidance to courts on the limits of Broadcast Ban

#CanITweet? Guidance to courts on the limits of Broadcast Ban

Described by some as “Haiku journalism,” the 140-character limit of Twitter messages... 


Abstract of Judgment Data to Improve Criminal History Repository

Abstract of Judgment Data to Improve Criminal History Repository

Note: In the print version of this article, an incorrect date was published. The... 


Lethality Assessments: What are they? Do they work?

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