Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Geoffrey Slaughter sworn in as member of Supreme Court

Geoffrey Slaughter sworn in as member of Supreme Court

September 21, 2016 by

On August 11, colleagues, friends, and family filled the atrium outside the Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom to offer well-wishes and congratulations to the newest Justice of the Court – Geoffrey Slaughter. Justice Slaughter officially joined the Court in June, when he was sworn-in by Chief Justice Loretta Rush during a private ceremony.
Justice Slaughter’s public swearing-in [...]

Foster youth receives award at CASA Conference

Foster youth receives award at CASA Conference

September 21, 2016 by

Katherinne Peraza, a foster youth from Child Advocates in Indianapolis, is the recipient of the first Akerman Academic Excellence Scholarship Award, established through an endowment by the law firm Akerman, LLP to help young adults achieve a post-secondary education.
The scholarship was awarded to Katherinne at the 35th annual National GAL/CASA conference in National Harbor, Maryland. [...]

Language Identification Card

September 21, 2016 by LaKesha Triggs

Use this lifeline before calling Language Line
A man walks into a court office, politely waits his turn, and then speaks in a language no one has ever heard. Now what?
The police arrest a woman on suspicion of shoplifting. She is unable to read, write, or speak English. How will the judge conduct the initial hearing?
In [...]

Supreme Court names first Chief Administrative Officer

Supreme Court names first Chief Administrative Officer

September 21, 2016 by

After a national search, the Indiana Supreme Court has named Henry Circuit Court 1 Judge Mary Willis as its first Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush said, “Mary is a tremendous leader with legal and administrative skills who will be a great asset to the Supreme Court.”
Willis began work in July. The [...]

Revolutionary move away from paper in progress

Revolutionary move away from paper in progress

September 21, 2016 by Lindsey Borschel , Elizabeth Fullen

Indiana’s e-filing project is at full steam just two years after the Supreme Court announced it would pursue a uniform, statewide system. By the end of 2018, all Indiana courts will have voluntary e-filing available, and attorneys will be required to electronically file most pleadings.
Twenty-first century pioneers
Change is difficult; progress is even harder. But that [...]

Celebrating the Bicentennial

Celebrating the Bicentennial

June 23, 2016 by Kathryn Dolan

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 [...]

Open Courts, Online Records

June 23, 2016 by Jason Bennett , Justin Forkner

Bringing Indiana’s court records into the Internet age
In January, the Indiana Supreme Court created a new task force to address developments in technology impacting online public access to court records. Chaired by Chief Justice Loretta Rush, the twenty-member Advisory Task Force on Remote Access to and Privacy of Electronic Court Records consists of judges, court [...]

Geoffrey Slaughter named 109th Supreme Court Justice

Geoffrey Slaughter named 109th Supreme Court Justice

June 23, 2016 by

Governor Mike Pence has named Geoffrey G. Slaughter as the 109th Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
Mr. Slaughter was one of three finalists for the position on the state’s high court after the April retirement of Justice Brent E. Dickson. Thirty judges and lawyers from across the state applied for the position.
According to the Indiana [...]

Indiana JLAP responds to recent research on lawyer well-being

June 23, 2016 by Loretta Oleksy

A recent study by the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation confirms what many in our profession have long suspected: lawyers suffer from mental health and substance use issues at a higher rate than the general population and other professionals.
Nearly 13,000 attorneys in 19 states completed screening instruments for problematic alcohol use, [...]

CASA Strong

CASA Strong

April 26, 2016 by Leslie Dunn, ESQ. , Patrick McCauley

Leaders, volunteers turn out for CASA Day at the State House
A sea of about 350 volunteers in matching blue shirts filled the North Atrium of the State House on March 7, for CASA Day, an annual rally that connects CASA volunteers with lawmakers.
Governor Mike Pence and Chief Justice Loretta Rush made remarks to an impassioned [...]

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