A series of proposed rule amendments would expand the use of electronic filing in appellate cases and strengthen the right to a jury trial for some misdemeanor offenses, among other proposed changes to Indiana trial and appellate rules.
The state court offices located at 30 S. Meridian St. in downtown Indianapolis are open Thursday. The building was evacuated and workers were sent home early after several underground transformer explosions Wednesday afternoon.
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.
A first-ever review of Indiana’s Parenting Time Guidelines is nearing completion. Among the proposed changes: New language dealing with online communication between parents and children, and revised rules regarding overnight visitation.
The Domestic Relations Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana have developed proposed parenting coordination rules and commentary. Parenting coordinators are used to help resolve disputes between parents regarding children. Currently, there are no existing Indiana Supreme Court rules covering the area.
Judicial education inside Indiana used to be much more like law school, where a knowledgeable “professor” would stand at the
front of a room and lecture to “students” in the audience about a particular topic. That was how it was three decades
ago, before Cathy Springer signed on as the Indiana Judicial Center’s education director.