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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
June 23, 2016 by Loretta A. Olesky
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, [...]
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 [...]
April 26, 2016 by
[Editor’s Note: This report is a condensed version of the legislation enacted in the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly and only contains highlights of selected bills.]
The entire text of any law, as well as any other legislative action, is available at: http://www.iga.in.gov.
SEA 183, P.L. 32 – 2016
Effective: July 1, 2016
Amends the [...]
April 26, 2016 by
The Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) formed the National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices early this year to address the ongoing impact of court fines, fees and bail pretrial practices on communities across the United States.
The Task Force will address the impact of these [...]
April 26, 2016 by Diane Mains
The Supreme Court Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release (hereinafter “Committee”) was tasked with the development and implementation of one or more pilot projects to assess the feasibility, efficacy, economics and methodologies of establishing an evidence-based system for pretrial release decisions in Indiana.
See Supreme Court Cause No. 94S00-1312-MS-909 and No. 94S00-1412-MS-757 (issued December 22, [...]
April 26, 2016 by Julie McDonald
The Indiana Judicial Center, with technical support from the National Center for State Courts, has developed a Judicial Candidate eSchool for the 2016 election cycle.
The goal of this program is to provide information on the ethical and legal requirements to which candidates for judicial office are subject during the election process.
Similar programs have been offered [...]
April 26, 2016 by Erica Costello
Juanita Davis, Program Manager with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), presents on elder abuse at the INPALL Kickoff.
Kicking off in St. Joseph County
In 2014, the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) awarded the Indiana Supreme Court a highly competitive $339,000 grant.
The Indiana Project on Abuse [...]