Forkner brings veteran leadership to top judiciary post

After running, as he puts it, both the gauntlet and the gamut of an extensive interview process led by the five justices and other court managers, Justin Forkner was selected as the new chief administrative officer of the Indiana Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court CAO Willis resigns

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Administrative Officer Mary Willis has resigned from her position and is no longer working for the Supreme Court, the court announced Thursday. Jane Seigel, current and soon-to-retire executive director of the Indiana Office of Court Services, will serve as interim CAO.

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Rush: Courts ready for hope-filled future

It’s no secret the ongoing opioid epidemic has ravaged nearly every corner of the Hoosier state, sending thousands to court on drug charges, ballooning the number of children in need of services and more. But even as the drug crisis strains Indiana’s judicial resources, Chief Justice Loretta Rush said new court programs and technology have positioned the judiciary to meet the crisis head-on and lead the state into a “hope-filled future.”

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Explosion in downtown Indy closes several court offices

An underground transformer explosion in downtown Indianapolis has prompted the evacuation of the building that houses several state court agencies, including the Division of State Court Administration and the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.

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State courts post expungement forms online

The Indiana Division of State Court Administration has posted more than a dozen sample forms to petition for reduction or elimination of criminal records provided under Indiana’s new expungement statute.

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After 5 years, state court data system Odyssey isn’t halfway home

In the Greek epic “The Odyssey,” Homer’s hero Odysseus takes 10 years to return home after the Trojan War. Indiana’s Odyssey might take longer to reach its goal. Odyssey, the state-backed court case management system that aims to connect and modernize more than 400 trial courts, is continuing its laborious progress, locality by locality.

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LaPorte County joins Odyssey

The LaPorte County courts and clerk’s offices are the latest to join the case management system implemented by the Division of State Court Administration’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee.

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Attorney registration portal revamped

State court officials heard the grumbling of lawyers who for the first time last year had to register, pay fees and provide contact information online. It was confusing, difficult to navigate and frustrating. Now it will be different.

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