The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has proposed changes to rules governing requests for initial extensions of time.
Each year any federal rule amendments that work their way through the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, the Supreme Court, and then Congress, take effect Dec. 1. This year several rule amendments are scheduled to take effect on that date, as outlined below.
Comments from the public are now being sought by the United States Courts on numerous appellate, bankruptcy, civil and criminal rules.
With the implementation of Criminal Rule 26 in January, courts across Indiana have been required to begin using evidence-based practices to make pretrial release decisions. But do those practices actually improve the criminal justice system?
The Indiana Supreme Court has amended several rules of appellate procedure. The order comes after the high court rescinded an order amending appellate rules issued June 26.
The Indiana Supreme Court has issued orders amending rules of the court, some of which concern juror privacy and public access to juror questionnaires and discovery of certain insurance settlement information in mediations.
Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Margret Robb has been appointed to a five-year term on the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, effective July 1. Robb succeeds COA Judge L. Mark Bailey, whose term on the committee will expire June 30.
Indianapolis courts are beginning to reopen to in-person proceedings this week, though social distancing and other public-safety measures remain in effect at the downtown City-County Building.
The Indiana Supreme Court is taking steps to help trial courts handle the coming backlog of cases, extending certain emergency operations due to the COVID-19 public health emergency through as late as January 2021.
A joint order from the Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Court of Appeals extended emergency relief that was previously set to run through May 18. The extension comes as a result of the ongoing public health emergency posed by COVID-19.
Indiana Supreme Court justices have permitted the expansion of remote proceedings until further order amid the coronavirus public-health emergency.
The Indiana Supreme Court has extended the deadline through May 30 for courts to submit transition plans for expanded trial court operations. The order also extends through the end of May emergency relief granted to trial courts in response to COVID-19.
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.
Individuals or entities that intend to file a response to a petition brought by legal aid providers and nonprofits seeking to restrict civil collections of federal stimulus check proceeds must do so by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Indiana Supreme Court announced.
A new general order from the Southern Indiana District Court in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues jury trials until at least May 29 and enables jury staff to deter service for certain categories of jurors through June 30.
The Indiana Supreme Court has extended the effective date of Indiana trial court Administrative Rule 17 orders issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving them in place through May 4, according to a Friday announcement from the high court.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana has announced updates will go into effect March 2 regarding the payment of filing fees for electronically filed cases.
The Indiana Supreme Court is seeking comment from the bench, bar and public on several proposed amendments to various Indiana court rules.
The Indiana Supreme Court has amended Administrative Rule 5 and its references regarding the qualifications for senior judge status.
A new Indiana rule requiring that booked inmates be assessed to determine risks or benefits of releasing them before trial is expected to eventually reduce overcrowding at the state’s county jails, criminal justice officials say.