The Indiana Supreme Court Appellate Technology section is soliciting feedback on proposed changes to four areas of Indiana judicial procedure.
Specifically, the proposed amendments would make various changes to Administrative Rule 1, Indiana Tax Court rules, trial rules and appellate rules.
In regard to Administrative Rule 1, the proposed amendment sets forth procedures for reporting performance measures for all qualifying Children in Need of Services and Termination of Parental Rights cases in Indiana’s trial courts. The proposed amendment also authorizes new performance measures.
In the Indiana Tax Court, the proposed rule change would provide new discovery rules and change procedures regarding extensions, while also making other various changes. Further, proposed changes to general appellate rules would change the size of electronic files and permit e-filings of Notices of Appeal in interlocutory appeals.
Finally, amendments to trial rules would require the clerk to serve pleadings when fees have been waived and would also clarify when the clerk can reject pleadings.
The Rules Committee is accepting comments from members of the bench, bar and public through Aug. 2, 2017. Comments must be made in writing and can be sent via email to RulesComments@courts.in.gov or through the mail to ATTN: Rules Committee, Hon. Mary Willis, Indiana Office of Judicial Administration, 30 South Meridian St., Suite 500, Indianapolis, 46204.
The full list of proposed amendments can be read here.