Symposium to look at commercial courts and e-filing

A symposium later this month highlighting the Indiana Supreme Court’s work to modernize the judicial branch will provide information about the state’s new commercial courts and e-filing project.

Chief Justice Loretta Rush said the modernization efforts are essential for the next 200 years of the Indiana judiciary.  

“As the state celebrates the bicentennial, we reflect on past accomplishments and pursue new initiatives to ensure our courts’ continued success for the next two centuries,” Rush said. “Commercial courts and e-filing will allow our judiciary to enter another century of statehood with modern efficiencies built on a foundation of open courts and timely justice.”   

Indiana’s six commercial courts pilot opened around the state on June 1. These specialty courts are focused on bringing efficient resolution of complex business litigation on a range of issues including, governance, obligations of owners and shareholders, and trade secret and non-compete agreements.

A little more than a year after the Supreme Court launched the e-filing project, about 145,000 documents have been filed electronically. The goal is to have all state courts accepting electronic filings by the end of 2018.

The 90-minute event will start at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom in the Indiana Statehouse. General counsel from Indiana businesses, lawyers, lawyer-legislators and other business leaders are invited.  Continuing legal education is available for the event.  

Space is limited. Attorneys and business leaders interested in attending should contact [email protected]

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