Friday, July 29, 2016

Cover Stories

Celebrating the Bicentennial

Celebrating the Bicentennial

June 23, 2016

Indiana Supreme Court returns to original Courtroom in Corydon as part of 2016 Bicentennial Celebration The Supreme Court is committed to providing an opportunity for students to learn about the courts even if they cannot attend oral argument at the State House. Since 1994 the Court has held more than forty traveling oral arguments. The arguments are part of an initiative to highlight the judicial process and provide lessons on the importance of upholding the law. Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration offered the perfect opportunity for the Court to honor Indiana’s rich legal... [Read the full story]

Features

Celebrating the Bicentennial

Celebrating the Bicentennial

June 23, 2016

Indiana Supreme Court returns to original Courtroom in Corydon as part of 2016 Bicentennial Celebration The Supreme Court is committed to providing an opportunity for students to learn about the courts even if they cannot attend oral argument at the State House. Since 1994 the Court has held more than forty traveling oral arguments. The arguments are part of an initiative to highlight the judicial process and provide lessons on the importance of upholding the law. Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration offered the perfect opportunity for the Court to honor Indiana’s rich legal... [Read the full story]

Court Technology

GAL/CASA programs implement statewide Case Management System

GAL/CASA programs implement statewide Case Management System

June 23, 2016

Courts appoint individuals from Guardian ad Litem/Court-Appointed Special Advocates (GAL/CASA) programs to advocate for the best interests of children in child abuse and neglect proceedings, as well as in other types of cases. Thanks to additional funding from the Indiana General Assembly, the State Office of GAL/CASA (Guardian ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocates) purchased Optima, a web-based case management system for GAL/CASA programs in Indiana. Optima, a product of Evinto Solutions, was specifically developed for GAL/CASA programs and is currently being utilized... [Read the full story]

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Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

June 23, 2016

This is the thirty-eighth of our Court Times articles that highlight up-close-and-personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary Susan and Joe Henderson Fountain Circuit Court Judge Susan Orr Henderson is our judge featured in this issue. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1980, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1984. She is also a graduate of the Indiana Judicial College (2006) and the Indiana Graduate Program for Judges (2007). Following graduation from law school, she served as a Deputy Prosecutor in... [Read the full story]

Family Violence

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

June 23, 2016

The Issue Unless they are there for a wedding or an adoption, people rarely come to court for a happy, positive reason. Judges who handle criminal cases involving allegations of spousal or child abuse, sexual assault, or other violent crimes can count on seeing people who have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetimes. But what about judges in drug courts, veterans’ courts, problem-solving courts, or juvenile courts? Indeed, a party to almost any case type—bankruptcy, eviction, domestic relations, malpractice, or collections—could be dealing with the... [Read the full story]

Spotlight

VASIA announced as a ‘Program of Excellence’, Judge Schneider honored

VASIA announced as a ‘Program of Excellence’, Judge Schneider honored

April 26, 2016

Program manager, Vanessa Nathan (left) and program coordinator LaVonne Jarrett hold the ‘Program of Excellence’ award from the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. The Franciscan St. Margaret Health Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) program was among ten (10) programs from across the country named a Program of Excellence by the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. Judge Diane K. Schneider, Lake Superior Court, Civil Division #7, is highly... [Read the full story]

Articles

Celebrating the Bicentennial

Celebrating the Bicentennial

Indiana Supreme Court returns to original Courtroom in Corydon as part of 2016 Bicentennial... 


Open Courts, Online Records

Bringing Indiana’s court records into the Internet age In January, the Indiana... 


Geoffrey Slaughter named 109th Supreme Court Justice

Geoffrey Slaughter named 109th Supreme Court Justice

Justice Slaughter speaks while Governor Mike Pence looks on. Governor Mike Pence... 


Indiana JLAP responds to recent research on lawyer well-being

A recent study by the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation... 


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Columns

Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

This is the thirty-eighth of our Court Times articles that highlight up-close-and-personal... 


GAL/CASA programs implement statewide Case Management System

GAL/CASA programs implement statewide Case Management System

Courts appoint individuals from Guardian ad Litem/Court-Appointed Special Advocates... 


Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

The Issue Unless they are there for a wedding or an adoption, people rarely come... 


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