‘One legal community’: Attorneys, judges look forward to new consolidated courts campus in Elkhart County
Currently, there are two courthouses in Elkhart County, 11 miles apart. After careful planning and much due diligence, what is now two will soon become one.Read More
Lawyers, bail bonds firms weighing whether to move with courts
Marion County’s courts will move by December 2021 from the City-County Building downtown to the $580 million Community Justice Campus in the Twin Aire neighborhood. Law firms and other businesses are debating whether to follow.Read More
From a bicycle to a jet: New Marion County Justice Center to put technology first
Lawyers who have had a hearing or trial in the Indianapolis City-County Building often had to bring their own equipment, lug in the hardware, use their own applications and programs to present their material, then pack and lug everything back to the office. The situation will be dramatically different at Marion County’s new Community Justice Center under construction southeast of downtown.Read More
The Marion County sheriff in Indianapolis announced changes to a prisoner transport policy Wednesday following the killing of a sheriff’s deputy during an escape attempt.
The firms responsible for designing and building the Marion County Community Justice Campus has received a national award for the Indianapolis project.
Indianapolis criminal defense attorney Robert Hammerle gives us his take on “Where the Crawdads Sing” and the new Marion County courthouse.
With the opening of the new Marion County Community Justice Center come many exciting upgrades to the courtroom experience. While the move from the City-County Building marks the nostalgic end of an era, the CJC offers modern and innovative features that will serve as valuable assets to the family law trial attorney.
The Indianapolis Bar Association and Nomad AV Systems will host training sessions at IndyBarHQ (140 N. Illinois St.) on Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, for attorney members of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Marion County Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana and support staff.
When Indianapolis’ Assessment and Intervention Center opened in December 2020, it did so in the middle of the construction site that has become the Community Justice Campus, during what was then the deadliest and most infectious month of the pandemic. Since then, the AIC, originally intended to divert low-level, nonviolent offenders from Marion County’s criminal justice apparatus, has conducted more than 1,700 assessments for Indianapolis residents struggling with mental health or substance abuse disorders.
Law enforcement and city officials recently gave a tour of the new Marion County detention center. The relocation of inmates began Jan. 15, as two vans of detainees with police escorts made the trip to the new jail.
City-County Building attorney access cards with an expiration date of Dec. 21, 2021, will be accepted into the new year as the transition to the new Community Justice Center begins. New cards will be issued in 2022 for the Community Justice Center. Information regarding the application process for new cards will be shared as soon as it is available.
Supply chain issues are forcing Marion County courts to delay their move to the new Community Justice Campus until mid-February, according to an updated timeline of the relocation process.
Thousands of objects must be moved. Typical office stuff like cabinets, chairs, desks and computers, but also an organ and a baptismal font. And people, too, including some 2,400 inmates. That’s what happens when a major city relocates the bulk of its criminal justice system to an entirely new site.
Prosecutor hesitant but other agencies see benefit in relocating to new Marion County Community Justice Campus
Detailed plans that carefully choreograph the movement of each box and piece of furniture are being set into motion as the Marion County courts and jails begin the process of relocating from downtown Indianapolis to the new Community Justice Campus on the east side of the city. The move-in dates are now just months away for the $567 million justice campus campus that broke ground in 2018.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said Tuesday he would “prefer” that the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office relocate to the county’s new Community Justice Campus.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office hasn’t decided whether it will move to the city’s new Community Justice Campus or remain in its downtown Indianapolis location for years to come.
Marion County’s ambitious plan to put the various pieces of the local justice system onto a single campus is on schedule to be completed at the end of 2021. The Indianapolis-Marion County Community Justice Center, located just southeast of downtown in the Twin Aire neighborhood, will be home to the county jail, the sheriff’s office and the county courthouse. Earlier this year, the Assessment and Intervention Center opened and is treating individuals with mental health and addiction issues.
The Assessment Intervention Center, the first completed building at the new Community Justice Campus in Marion County, is set to open next week.
As 2020 IndyBar President Andy Campbell is off in “trial prep nightmare-land,” he invited me to give an update on Marion Superior Court operations and the new Community Justice Center campus.
Roughly $162 million has been committed so far to minority-owned businesses helping to build the Marion County’s massive criminal justice center complex in the Twin Aire neighborhood. Advocates for minority contractors say the goal should be higher, especially given the national conversation taking place now about racism and inequity.