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Order addresses selection of special judges

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To allow time for counties to amend their local rules to conform with Indiana Administrative Rule 3 regarding the selection of special judges, the Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order establishing temporary procedures for selecting these judges.

An amendment to Indiana Administrative Rule 3, which created new administrative districts and divided Indiana into 26 districts, became effective Jan. 1. The amendment sets forth how special judges should be selected. In the past, this selection was made based on local rules formulated under the old administrative districts. The amendment has made some of the local rules unworkable.

As a result, the Supreme Court is authorizing the selection of special judges under existing local rules until July 1 in order to make the transition easier from the old administrative districts to the new ones. Courts also need to amend their local rules to accommodate the new administrative districts by July 1.

The order is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2011.

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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

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  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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