The Carmel City Court will commence voluntary e-filing on August 7, 2017, with mandatory e-filing starting October 6, 2017. These are the dates established by the State Court Administrator’s Office. The court has been positioned and equipped to begin e-filing for some time now, but was put in line to be activated in August.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of judge of the Hamilton Superior Court No. 5. Anyone interested in seeking appointment to Judge Sturtevant’s court upon his retirement from the bench should go to the following web site www.in.gov/gov and click on “Gubernatorial Appointments” and then “Judicial Appointments” for information and an application. The deadline for submissions is 5 PM on July 28, 2017.
New filing fees will be effective July 1, 2017. Please click here for information regarding the new fees.
Dear Members of the Hamilton County Bar:
Effective immediately there is a new functionality on Mycase.in.gov which you will want to know about. For attorneys who register on Mycase.in.gov, “public” digital documents on most non-confidential case types are now available for review, downloading and printing. This applies for all case types where documents are posted on line and applies to all documents, both motions and orders what are filed as “public” documents in all case types previously available on Mycase.in.gov. Documents filed or entered as “confidential” documents are still not available. This is available for Odyssey Case Management Counties only.
To access this feature please do the following:
If you follow this procedure, and the case you are searching is available on mycase.in.gov and pending in an Odyssey County or Jurisdiction where documents are digitally maintained and the document at issue is a “public” document, you will see an icon beside the CCS entry related to the filing or entry of that document. Selecting this Icon will down load a .pdf copy of the document which can be viewed, printed or stored.
This is a further step in the implementation of the progressive plan of the Indiana Supreme Court to make court documents available on line. This level of access is currently available only to Indiana Registered Attorneys. Stay tuned for additional access to attorneys for confidential documents on cases where you as an attorney are counsel of record, which is projected to be available later this fall.
If you have questions please feel free to give me a call.
May 22, 2017
Hamilton County Circuit and Superior Courts
Proposed Local Court Rule Changes
The Judges of the Hamilton County Circuit and Superior Courts find good cause to deviate from the schedule for amending local court rules pursuant to Trial Rule 81(D) and have proposed new additions and/or amendments.
The following proposed additions, amendments and/or deletions to the Hamilton County Local Court Rules are posted for public comment:
LR29-AR00-115 Fees for Hamilton County Pretrial Services
The above rule change are on separate pages and deletions are shown by striking and new text is
shown by bold underlining.
Comments will be received until June 25, 2017, and should be sent to one of the following addresses:
Administrator of the Courts
Hamilton County Courts
One Hamilton County Square, Suite 313
Noblesville, IN 46060-2232
Following a review of the public comments, the Hamilton County courts will adopt, modify, or reject the proposed local rule changes on or before June 30, 2017.
If approved, unless indicated otherwise, the effective date for these rule changes will be on or before July 1, 2017.
Please find a Press Release announcing the appointment of James R. Ahler to a 14 year term as Bankruptcy Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
The May 2017 Barrister Banter was just published. Please click the button below to review it.
Please click here to review Indiana's E-Filing Implementation Schedule as of January 1, 2017.
Attorneys are reminded that when seeking an order from the court for costs and fees ALL costs and fees need to be included in their affidavit as fees are no longer reflected in a CCS entry.
Orval P. Schierholz, Esq.
Administrator of Courts
Hamilton County Circuit & Superior Courts
One Hamilton County Square, Suite 313
Noblesville, Indiana 46060-2232
Governor Mike Pence has selected lifelong resident S. Matthew Cook to serve as the Noblesville City Judge. Cook will be sworn in at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7 in the Noblesville City Courtroom, 135 S. Ninth St.
“I am extremely grateful and humbled by my selection. I am excited to begin this new journey in the legal system and look forward to serving the city I love in a new way,” Cook said.
Cook was the Noblesville High School valedictorian in 1987 before traveling to Bloomington to earn his business degree and later his J.D. from the IU School of Law, where he was named to the Order of Barristers. He and his father run the law firm, Cook & Cook, on the downtown square in Noblesville. Cook is a member of the Hamilton County and Indiana State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Cook previously served as a board member of the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation. He also is involved in the Noblesville Boy Scouts program, Noblesville High School Alumni Association, Noblesville Elks and Kiwanis clubs.
“I have known Matthew for a long time and have faith that he will be a fair and honest city judge. I have no doubt that he will excel in this role,” said Mayor John Ditslear. “Noblesville runs in Matthew’s blood. We all know Matthew from his prominent career as a lawyer, but he gives back to Noblesville every chance he gets.”
Cook will fill the remaining four-year term of Judge Gregory L. Caldwell, who served in that position since 1992. Since his passing, judges Judith S. Proffitt, Jerry M. Barr and Daniel J. Pfleging have served as judges pro tempore in the Noblesville City Court.
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