May 6, 2013 by Mary L. DePrez
Each year, millions of dollars in fines and courts costs charged to defendants in Indiana’s courts go unpaid, often leaving courts and clerks with little recourse for collecting those debts. Some people simply forget that they got that speeding ticket; others cannot come up with the money to pay that fine on time; and [...]
May 6, 2013 by Adrienne Meiring
Using Criminal Contempt Powers in an Ethical Manner
Adefendant spews forth a string of curses during his initial hearing. A cell phone goes off in a busy courtroom, but no one will take responsibility for the disruption. When submitting a check to pay her fine, a litigant writes an expletive (expressing how she feels [...]
May 6, 2013 by James F. Maguire
This is the twenty-third of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Henry Circuit Court Judge Mary Willis is our judge featured in this issue. She received her undergraduate degree from the Ball State University and her law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School [...]
May 6, 2013 by Tracy R. Beechy-Nufer
The Division of State Court Administration (Division) has received inquiries from clerks, lawyers and litigants about access to court records that arise out of cases involving Title IV-D child support issues. After doing some “investigative” work, we learned that a 2002 memorandum issued by the Division regarding the confidentiality of Title IV-D agency records may [...]
May 6, 2013 by Jeffrey S. Wiese
Can a court or clerk assess a fee for sending a document via facsimile?
Several times each year the Division is asked whether a clerk or court can assess a fee for sending a document via facsimile. There is a statute that authorizes a public agency, which includes the judicial branch according to I.C. 4-13-1-1, [...]
May 6, 2013 by Editor
The Indiana State Bar Association, at the fall meeting’s Awards luncheon on October 25, 2012, recognized several members of the courts’ family for their tireless efforts and outstanding achievements, including the following:
Hon. Steven H. David
Justice, Indiana Supreme Court
Terry L. Harrell
Executive Director, Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
Outstanding Judge Award
Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section
March 5, 2013 by James F. Maguire
This is the twenty-second of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Perry County Circuit Court Judge Mary Lucille “Lucy” Goffinet is our judge featured in this issue. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Indiana and her law degree from the Southern Illinois [...]
March 5, 2013 by
New Court Administrator Begins in Marion Superior Court
Andrea Brandes Newsom was recently named Court Administrator for Superior Courts of Marion County. Newsom graduated from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1999 and earned a bachelor’s degree in history, magna cum laude with honors, from William Jewell College in 1995. She previously [...]
December 20, 2012 by Brenda Rodeheffer
If a court employee sues regarding a condition of employment, the proper defendant can be the judge of the court, the state, the county or any combination of these depending upon the cause of action. There are counties with excellent employee handbooks and counties whose handbooks are deficient. Even if the court’s county [...]
December 20, 2012 by James F. Maguire
This is the twenty-first of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Floyd County Circuit Court Judge J. Terrence “Terry” Cody is our judge featured in this issue. He received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati and his law degree from the Indiana University Robert [...]