February 24, 2015 by Mary L. DePrez
One of the responsibilities of probation officers is to collect body fluid samples from clients to test for the presence of drugs or alcohol when that is a condition of their probation. But did you also know that Indiana law requires officers to collect a DNA sample for persons convicted of a felony? [...]
This is the thirty-first of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary. St. Joseph Circuit Court Judge Michael G. Gotsch, Sr. is our judge featured in this issue. He has served in this capacity since his appointment by Governor Joseph E. Kernan in May, 2004. [...]
February 24, 2015 by Ruth Reichard
While technology is not inherently violent, people who engage in intimate partner violence often employ technology as a means of obtaining and maintaining coercive control. Various technologies equip offenders with very efficient means to commit the crimes of stalking, intimidation, and harassment, while also enabling them to pinpoint their victims’ physical locations. Although it is [...]
February 24, 2015 by Editor
Leslie Dunn, State Director of GAL/CASA at the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration, was awarded the Honorable Viola J. Taliaferro Award by the Indiana State Bar Association on October 8, 2014 at the Bar’s annual meeting. The award, which was presented to Leslie by the Civil Rights of Children Committee, is [...]
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 [...]
October 3, 2014 by Editor
People in the News
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]