The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has approved publication of proposed amendments to appellate, bankruptcy and civil rules.
Web Exclusive: Cameras in court: The people behind new order allowing cameras at judge’s discretion
After decades of pilot projects and repeated denials, a rule change effective May 1 will enable requests to become reality: cameras in Indiana trial courtrooms.Read More
‘Blindsided’: Court reporters fume over proposed rule amendment that would ‘prohibit’ stenography
The rule would require all courts to record hearings in all case types, but would “prohibit” stenography and shorthand — a practice that is currently optional, not required — in Indiana’s state courts.Read More
The art of persuasion: Hoosier attorneys support rule change regarding memorandum decisions
The relatively few words tacked onto the end of Indiana Rule of Appellate Procedure 65(D) were the result of nearly a decade’s worth of effort by Hoosier lawyers.Read More
Going live? Broadcast pilot draws some interest, provides glimpse of future possibilities
Last month, the Indiana Supreme Court announced it was seeking the public’s input on a proposed rule amendment to Judicial Conduct Rule 2.17, which would give Indiana trial judges discretion to allow “news media” to broadcast, televise, record and photograph court proceedings. That’s as long as the cameras don’t distract court participants or impair the dignity of the proceedings, the proposed rule says.Read More
Effective July 1, the Southern District of Indiana made minor amendments to Local Rules 5-11 (sealed filings); Local Rule 6-1 (extensions of time); Local Rule 37-1 (discovery disputes); Local Rule 81-1 (removal); and Local Rule 83-5 (admission).
The Indiana Supreme Court has amended the Rules on Access to Court Records to exclude from public access, if court ordered, an entire case that the clerk of court has opened under the wrong case type.
The Indiana Supreme Court has amended the Rules of Trial Procedure to simplify eligibility for special judge selection in circuit, superior and probate courts.
The Indiana Supreme Court has amended the Indiana Administrative Rules to add a new section requiring judges to give notice of the commencement and termination of their time in office and clarifying the authority of a senior judge.
The Indiana Supreme Court has issued amendments to the rules governing committees and commissions, including an amendment that creates a new Innovation Committee.
The Indiana Supreme Court has issued a series of amendments to the Rules for Admission to the Bar and the Discipline of Attorneys addressing the use of funds and the membership of three groups governed by the rules.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will enact amendments to eight local rules next month.
The Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana is accepting comments on proposed changes to Indiana’s Child Support Rules and Guidelines.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is seeking public comment on proposed changes to eight local rules.
Pro bono reporting requirements amended to include ‘public service or charitable groups or organizations’
Indiana attorneys will be required to report their pro bono services specifically to “public service or charitable groups or organizations” via a rule amendment approved by the Indiana Supreme Court.
The Indiana Supreme Court has expanded the types of records that must be excluded from public access to include electronic communications.
Following an outcry from court reporters, the Indiana Supreme Court has issued its amendment to Trial Rule 74 allowing shorthand and stenography as long as an audio recording is also made.
A Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday approved a bill doubling pay for jury duty and another allowing courts to make fathers pay for a wider range of pregnancy and childbirth expenses, but committee members said they were actively working on changes.
Indiana judges will have the discretion to allow news media to broadcast court proceedings under a rule amendment that will take effect in May.
The Indiana Supreme Court is seeking public comment on amendments to rules governing judges, senior judges and prosecutors as well as a proposed amendment to public access rules.
The Indiana Supreme Court is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change that would broaden pro bono reporting requirements to include public service or charitable groups or organizations.
A proposed amendment to Indiana’s Rules of Trial Procedure would require all courts, including city and town courts, to record audio of hearings in all case types and would prohibit recording through shorthand or stenography.
Indiana attorneys and law firms are now able to receive protection from liability for describing, rather than including, language from the rule governing the transfer of unclaimed funds to the Indiana Bar Foundation.