Proposed Rule Amendments: September 1, 2017

Notice of Proposed Rule Amendments by the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Office of Court Services, Indiana Judges Association, and Probate Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana 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:

Administrative Rules

Administrative Rule 9 makes changes regarding Bulk Data and Compiled Information. Administrative Forms 9G-1 and 9G-2 are amended to remove references to "green paper."

Trial Rules

Trial Rule 3.1(A) is amended to add a provision requiring that an individual filing a guardianship petition must complete a Guardianship Information Sheet.

Trial Rule 77(J) and (K) require that record keeping formats and systems, including case management systems, must be approved by the Office of Judicial Administration. The rule applies to court records maintained by clerks, judges and judicial branch agencies.

Trial Rule 79(I)(2) is amended to permit a special judge to name a magistrate to act in the absence of the special judge.

Trial Rule 86(F) is amended to add provisions concerning the filing of an affidavit regarding the retention of wills.

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The Rules Committee invited public comment on these proposed rule amendments through October 1, 2017. The comment period is now closed.