Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush announced she will present the 2019 State of the Judiciary next week.
Rush will address Gov. Eric Holcomb and a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the chamber of the Indiana House of Representatives. The chief justice is required to provide lawmakers with an update on the “condition of the courts” according to Article 7, Section 3, of the Indiana Constitution.
The 2019 address will focus on how the judicial branch works to meet the evolving needs of its court customers.
In last year’s address titled “A Hope-Filled Future,” Rush heavily discussed the opioid crisis. She also highlighted her colleagues on the Supreme Court bench, noting a full turnover in recent years and combined legal and judicial experience of 150 years among the Indiana justices.
Indiana trial and appellate judges will also attend next week’s address, donning traditional black robes. The event will be webcast live at www.courts.in.gov.