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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.

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The Supreme Court invited public comment on these proposed rule amendments through May 15, 2017. The comment period is now closed.