Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hon. Jonathan A. Dartt

Hon. Jonathan A. Dartt

October 3, 2014 by James F. Maguire

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 [...]

People in the News and Other Items

People in the News and Other Items

October 3, 2014 by Editor

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 [...]

Indiana’s Largest Court System Implements Odyssey

Indiana’s Largest Court System Implements Odyssey

October 3, 2014 by Mary L. DePrez

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 [...]

Americans with Disabilities Act and the Code of Judicial Conduct

October 3, 2014 by Brenda Rodeheffer

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 [...]

Judicial Oversight in Domestic Violence Cases

October 3, 2014 by Ruth Reichard

If you are a judicial officer reading this, chances are you’ve issued an order or two in your career. You did so with the belief that the parties involved would obey those court orders, right? One way to find out if someone is complying with an order is to wait for the filing of notices [...]

Speak when you are angry & you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret

Speak when you are angry & you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret

June 26, 2014 by Adrienne Meiring

The Ethics of Judicial Campaigns: Part 2
One of the hottest topics these days in judicial elections is campaign speech. As judicial elections become more heated, so too does the campaign rhetoric. It is important to remember, however, that judicial elections are different than other elections.
Judicial candidates certainly maintain a first amendment right to express [...]

Hon. Lynne Elise Ellis

Hon. Lynne Elise Ellis

June 26, 2014 by James F. Maguire

This is the twenty-ninth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Martin Circuit Court Judge Lynne Ellis is our judge featured in this issue. She received her undergraduate degree from Oakland City University and her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) in [...]

Children Who Witness Violence

Children Who Witness Violence

June 26, 2014 by Ruth Reichard

I once heard a judge compare her civil protection order docket to an emergency room—especially the ex parte cases. What an apt comparison!
Judges and court staff often deal with people who have been physically, mentally, and emotionally traumatized when they consider ex parte protection orders. Violence of any kind is traumatic to human beings, and [...]

Introducing… The Guardianship Registry

June 26, 2014 by Mary L. DePrez

With the help of funding from the Division of State Court Administration, Judge Susan Orr Henderson, Fountain County Circuit Court, and Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider, Lake County Superior Court, Civil Division, worked with a task force and the Division’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC) staff to develop a new Guardianship Registry Application in response [...]

Appellate Courts to Adopt Odyssey CMS

June 26, 2014 by Editor

The Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court have launched a plan to implement the Odyssey Case Management System (CMS) in their courts. With support from the trial court technology staff at the Division of State Court Administration, Indiana appellate courts are being added to the statewide CMS that is currently used [...]

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