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Notice of Proposed Rule Amendments by the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure for Public Comment

To the Bench, Bar and Public:

Pursuant to Ind. Trial Rule 80, the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has posted the following:

1 Technology relevant to attorneys

The amendment adds a provision to the Commentary requiring attorneys to keep abreast of technology changes relevant to their practice.

2 Technology relevant to judicial officers

The amendment adds a provision to the Commentary requiring judges to keep abreast of technology changes relevant to their service as a judicial officer.

3 Service of summons and complaint

When service is made by leaving the summons and complaint at a dwelling or serving an agent, the clerk will be required to mail the summons and complaint (not just the summons) to the last known address.

4 Debt collection

This amendment requires a plaintiff, who is not the original creditor, to provide certain additional information when seeking to collect on a debt.

  • Trial Rule 9.2 and Affidavit of Debt
    Note: This proposed rule has been modified by the Rules Committee since originally published to alter the requirements under 9.2(A)(2)(b)(i).

5 Debt collection in Small Claims cases

This amendment requires a plaintiff, who is not the original creditor, to provide certain additional information when seeking to collect on a debt.

Give us your feedback

The Committee invites public comment on the proposed rule amendments. Those wishing to comment should do so, in writing, not later than May 15, 2017.

Comments may be sent by email to RulesComments@courts.in.gov or addressed to:

ATTN: Rules Committee
Hon. Mary Willis
Indiana Office of Judicial Administration
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN  46204