The nearly 500 applicants who have registered to take the Indiana Bar Exam in July will need to have external webcams, quiet rooms and be prepared to write extensively for the test that will be given remotely for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Indiana Supreme Court is extending through May 17 the previously approved emergency relief orders issued to trial courts due to COVID-19. Justices are also setting a May 15 deadline for courts to submit transition plans for expanded operations.
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.
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.
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.
Practitioners and parents alike now have access to updated child support calculators, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Tuesday. The new calculators were updated to comply with House Enrolled Act 1520, which changes the conditions of terminating a parent’s child support duty.
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.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed a prosecuting attorney with violent crimes experience to fill a judicial vacancy on the Lake County bench. Holcomb announced Wednesday that Aleksandra Dimitrijevic will succeed Lake Superior Judge Jesse M. Villalpando.
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.
The Indiana Supreme Court has approved a series of amendments to multiple state rules, but one that did not make the cut was an amendment that would have required attorneys to include their cellphone numbers on appearance filings.
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.
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.