There are a lot of new rule changes going into effect on 7/1/16. One of these changes is going to affect service of process on new cases. Trial Rule 86 has been rewritten. Service will now be done by the filer, which could be a big change for your law firm. The new rule can be found here. Please contact Debbie LePere, Chief Deputy of the Hamilton County Clerk's Office with any questions or concerns.
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-TR03-201 FILING OF PLEADINGS AND ENTRY OF APPEARANCE
The above rule changes are on separate pages and deletions are shown by striking and new text is shown by bold underlining.
Comments will be received until May 19, 2016, 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 May 20, 2016.
If approved, unless indicated otherwise, the effective date for these rule changes will be on or before June 1, 2016.
Dear Bar Members:
Beginning April 18, 2016, the Hamilton County Courts and the Hamilton County Clerk will be piloting a new notification process that utilizes email to provide you notices from the Court and to serve orders entered by the Courts. This process id called E-Notification or E-Notice.
This process will send email notice to all attorneys who have provided an email address to the Court and all unrepresented parties for whom we have an email address. This notice is sent directly from our case management system and will use the email in our case management system. For attorneys, this is currently the email you place on your most recent appearance filed. You have one email address that can be used by Odyssey Case Management System statewide.
The Email you receive is generated by our system at 1:00 AM the morning following the day of entry on the Case Management System. If an order was entered that is associated with the notification, the email you receive will include a link to digital image of that order.
The Courts and Clerk will continue to provide conventional notice for a period of time, so for a while you will receive double notification as we implement this process. When fully implemented virtually all notices of hearings, notices of CCS entries and service of all orders will be done only by E-Notice. While we anticipate a smooth transition, please be patient. If there are some anomalies, or if you have any problems associated with E-Notice please contact Judge Hughes at William.firstname.lastname@example.org or Chief Deputy Clerk, Debbie Lepere at Debbie.email@example.com.
This transition will enable us to continue to provide excellent notification services at a reduced cost. Thank you for joining with use as we move forward to make the Courts more accessible to you and your clients.
William J. Hughes, Judge for the Hamilton Superior Court 3
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