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Cover Stories

All Courts Shall Be Open

All Courts Shall Be Open

October 3, 2014

Continued emphasis on fair and impartial justice as Dickson transfers leadership to Rush On June 11, 2014, Brent E. Dickson announced he would step down as Chief Justice of Indiana before September first and continue serving as an Associate Justice on the five-member Supreme Court. When Dickson informed the Judicial Nominating Commission of his plans, he said, “It has been a great joy and a privilege to have helped continue the Court’s tradition of excellence—especially with four hard-working colleagues who are devoted to the law.” He further observed, “I am... [Read the full story]

Features

Ready to Retire? Upcoming changes to medical benefits may affect your timing

Ready to Retire? Upcoming changes to medical benefits may affect your timing

October 3, 2014

Have you checked the balance in your retirement medical benefits account recently? Never heard of it? You are not alone. But now may be a good time to become familiar with it, especially if you are nearing retirement. Certain provisions in the retirement medical benefits statute expire in 2017, and state employees considering retirement in the next couple of years especially need to know what that will mean for them. What is the retirement medical benefits account? The retirement medical benefits account is not the same as a health savings account or flexible spending account.... [Read the full story]

Employment

Americans with Disabilities Act and the Code of Judicial Conduct

October 3, 2014

The focus of this article is on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the obligations of judges to all persons who use court services and who need accommodation to do so. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for many years has made enforcement of the ADA a major priority. A significant part of the DOJ’s focus is on compliance by state and local governments. Type in “ada.gov” on your search engine and you will find the DOJ website dedicated to giving information and technical assistance for compliance with the ADA. The left side of the webpage is entitled... [Read the full story]

Sidebar

Hon. Jonathan A. Dartt

Hon. Jonathan A. Dartt

October 3, 2014

This is the thirtieth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary. Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jonathan A. Dartt is our judge featured in this issue. He grew up in Spencer County, Indiana and went to Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating in 1988 with B.A. Degrees in Criminal Justice and Biology and a Minor’s Certificate in Religious Studies. After college, he married his high school sweetheart, Angie Gehlhausen, who is also from Spencer County and also a lawyer. He graduated from Indiana University School of Law... [Read the full story]

Court Technology

Indiana’s Largest Court System Implements Odyssey

Indiana’s Largest Court System Implements Odyssey

October 3, 2014

After a year of planning involving a host of agencies, the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration’s technology staff implemented the Odyssey case management system in the 22 criminal courts in Marion County, completing the transition to Odyssey for the Superior and Circuit Courts. In 2009, Odyssey was deployed to the Marion County traffic court in order to take advantage of the Division’s ability to file traffic tickets electronically in Odyssey. In 2013, Odyssey was deployed to the 13 courts with civil jurisdiction. JUSTIS, Marion County’s legacy... [Read the full story]

Spotlight

People in the News and Other Items

People in the News and Other Items

October 3, 2014

People in the News Clerk’s Office Gregory Pachmayr became the new Deputy Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court in June 2014. Before joining the Supreme Court staff, Greg was the Director of the Indiana Board of Pharmacy. He has multiple degrees including a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Mauer School of Law and a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He served in the United States Peace Corp for two years in Lesotho. Greg is married, has two dogs, and enjoys crossfit. Judges... [Read the full story]

Features

Ready to Retire? Upcoming changes to medical benefits may affect your timing

Ready to Retire? Upcoming changes to medical benefits may affect your timing

Have you checked the balance in your retirement medical benefits account recently?... 


Indiana Judges Present Guardianship Registry to World Congress on Adult Guardianship

Our nation’s Capital was the stage for Indiana judges to tell a world gathering... 


State Board of Accounts and County Clerk Conference

Two leaders of the Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration (Division)... 


EDITORIAL: Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators respond to “Guilty and Charged”

Editor’s Note: The following editorial was published by the National Center for... 


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Columns

Hon. Jonathan A. Dartt

Hon. Jonathan A. Dartt

This is the thirtieth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal... 


People in the News and Other Items

People in the News and Other Items

People in the News Clerk’s Office Gregory Pachmayr became the new Deputy Clerk... 


Indiana’s Largest Court System Implements Odyssey

Indiana’s Largest Court System Implements Odyssey

After a year of planning involving a host of agencies, the Indiana Supreme Court’s... 


Americans with Disabilities Act and the Code of Judicial Conduct

The focus of this article is on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the... 


Judicial Oversight in Domestic Violence Cases

If you are a judicial officer reading this, chances are you’ve issued an order... 


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