ELECTRONIC DOCKETS AND CASE SEARCHES
The State of Indiana has over 400 trial courts, approximately 300 of which serve the state’s 92 counties. The remaining courts serve smaller units of government: cities, towns, or townships. Although the types of cases these courts handle varies, records are kept in every case filed.
A large majority of Indiana courts maintain these records in court “dockets,” officially called the “chronological case summary” or “CCS,” on all of their cases using a computer program called a “case management system” or “CMS.”
There are two primary ways to search for cases in Indiana, MyCase and Doxpop. See:
E-filing is already required in many Indiana Court and will be mandatory in all Courts by sometime in 2018.
INDIANA RULES OF COURT
The Indiana Rules of Court control all proceedings in Indiana Courts, the admission and discipline of attorneys, evidence, the conduct of judges and attorneys, and mediation.
Opinions of the Indiana Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are posted as they are issued
The opinions are available at: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2730.htm
INDIANA ROLL OF ATTORNEYS
The Roll of Attorneys is the listing of all attorneys licensed to practice law in Indiana and may be searched name or attorney number. Each attorney’s record includes license status, disciplinary history, contact information, and any other names the attorney has practiced under.
In civil cases, a registered mediator must be an attorney in good standing with the Supreme Court of Indiana and must complete at least 40 hours of Commission-approved civil mediation training.
Mediators may be located at https://courtapps.in.gov/mediatorsearch
Indiana Statues are available for viewing at:
A great deal of information about Indiana Courts may be found at: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/
DEFENSE TRIAL COUNSEL OF INDIANA (DTCI)
The Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana is an association of Indiana lawyers who defend clients in civil litigation. See: http://www.dtci.org/
INDIANA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association is an association of Indiana lawyers who represent injured persons in civil litigation. See: https://www.indianatriallawyers.org/
AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES (ABOTA)
The preservation of the civil jury trial, “Justice by the People,” is the primary purpose of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
ABOTA’s members are attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity in trial advocacy. Membership is by invitation only and requires at least ten (10) jury trials to verdict. See: https://www.abota.org/