The Judicial Conference of Indiana’s strategic plan for the next decade, titled 2020 Forward, rededicates areas of achievement previously attained with past white papers while also setting new goals striving for greater accountability and access to justice.
A strategic plan to improve Indiana’s justice system over the next 10 years has been released by the Judicial Conference of Indiana, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Tuesday.
The Allen Superior Court’s Board of Judges has elected Judge Andrea R. Trevino to serve as the court’s next chief judge. Trevino’s two-year term begins Jan. 1, 2020.
Amendments made to Indiana’s Child Support Guidelines have been issued by the Indiana Supreme Court following a request for public comment earlier this year.
If you’ve ever been cited for violating a local ordinance, odds are you’ve ended up in a city or town court. While there have been calls to abolish them, the small-matter venues also have their defenders.
The Judicial Conference Community Relations Committee is seeking nominations for two annual awards recognizing one member of the judiciary and media for their “Excellence in Public Information and Education.” The committee, on behalf of the Indiana Judges Association, will select the recipients of The Judge’s Award and The Media Award.
Proposed revisions to Indiana’s Child Support Guidelines, which are used to make decisions about child support in all actions for child support including divorces, legal separations, paternity cases and Title IV-D proceedings, have been posted for public comment, with feedback requested by noon on May 17.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission announced late Wednesday afternoon that it will send the names of St. Joseph Superior Judge Steven Hostetler, Lake Superior Judge Elizabeth Tavitas and attorney David Van Gilder of Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C. to Gov. Eric Holcomb, who will choose one of them to replace retiring Judge Michael Barnes.
The Domestic Relations Committee of the Indiana Judicial Conference is soliciting public input concerning recommendations for changes to the state’s child support guidelines.
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Judicial Conference of Indiana started Sept. 18, with judges and magistrates from around the state gathering in Fort Wayne.
The board of directors of the Indiana Judicial Conference approved proposed changes to the state’s parenting time guidelines Sept. 14 and sent them to the Supreme Court for review. However, the guidelines were sent on without any suggestions on parenting coordination.
Read the answers to questions posed by Indiana Lawyer to the five attorneys – Jan Carroll, David Hennesy, Kathy Osborn, Joel Schumm, and William Winingham – vying for a spot on the Indiana Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commissions.
Openings on the Indiana Supreme Court and state Tax Court in recent months have put more focus on the selection process and what goes into choosing appellate jurists, leading to increased interest from the legal community about who has a voice in deciding nomination and other judicial qualifications issues.
Five Indianapolis attorneys have put their names in the hat for a single opening on the state’s judicial commissions, which are responsible for deciding whether disciplinary actions should be taken against a jurist and determining who should be on the state’s appellate courts.
Indiana judges and magistrates will have to take more judicial education classes to improve their legal skills next year.
As part of a larger court reform plan, the governing board of the Judicial Conference of Indiana wants more required education
for judges at the state appellate and trial levels.