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Indiana courts may livestream proceedings during COVID-19 emergency

The Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order authorizing livestreaming of court proceedings during the coronavirus emergency. The order relaxes longstanding rules prohibiting the broadcasting of live court sessions to balance the public interest in judicial transparency while access to courts is restricted, justices said.

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Coronavirus impacting Indiana courts, law firms, schools

The Indiana legal community is taking precautions and ramping up efforts to stay healthy as the coronavirus spreads. Meanwhile, Faegre Drinker announced Wednesday that it had reopened most of its offices Wednesday, including its Indianapolis location. The firm had closed all 22 of its global offices Tuesday after a person who attend a firm event in Washington, D.C., tested positive for COVID-19.

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Marion Co. defender Karozos named state public defender

The Indiana Supreme Court has named Amy Karozos as Indiana’s next state public defender, according to a Friday announcement from the high court. Karozos, currently a Marion County public defender in the juvenile division, has previously served as a project director for the Indiana Public Defender Council.

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Both wounded judges now in stable condition

Both Clark County judges wounded in a downtown Indianapolis shooting early Wednesday morning are now in stable condition. Clark Circuit Judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs remain hospitalized after being shot in the parking lot of a downtown Indianapolis White Castle around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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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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