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State Court Administration > Publications > Trial Court Administration Manual for Judges and Clerks Trial Court Administration Manual for Judges and Clerks

Summary

Though the Division of State Court Administration, the Indiana Judicial Center and the Indiana Association of Circuit Court Clerks all provide resources, training, and guidance for elected judges and clerks, the large volume of information a judge or clerk needs to do their job effectively is significant. Countless rules, statutes and standards directly impact the daily work of both judges and clerks who must become familiar with and utilize them on a regular basis.

This manual—divided into over 40 chapters of summary information on each topic—provides an introduction to issues that judges and clerks most often confront. Each chapter contains links to the full text of Indiana Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions, Indiana Code text and Indiana Supreme Court rules, forms, and other publications and resources.

Rules and statutes are frequently amended. While these chapters are available in PDF format for easy printing, the chapter files on this website will always be the most up-to-date version available.

The manual was updated in February 2013.

Chapter Title Related Rules
0 Prologue (Table of Contents and Contact Information)  
1 Initiating a Case & Assigning a Case Number
Administrative Rule 8 (and Trial Rule 3)
2 Appearances
Trial Rule 3.1 and Criminal Rule 2.1
3 Filing With the Court: What is Filed and When is it Officially a Part of the Court File
(Including Public Access) Trial Rule 5(E), (F) And (G)
4 Administrative Rule 9 and Confidentiality: The “Green Paper Rule”
5 Confidentiality and Sealed Cases
Administrative Rule 9 and I.C. 5-14-3-5.5
6 The Chronological Case Summary (CCS) and the Record of Judgments and Orders (RJO)
Trial Rule 77: Court Records
7 Notice of Rulings, Orders and Judgments
Trial Rule 72(D): Trial Court and Clerks
8 Tax Sale Filings: Assigning a Case Number  
9 Processing Tax Warrants  
10 Depositing Wills with the Circuit Court Clerk  
11 Transfer and Venue
Trial Rules 12, 75, 76 & 78
12 Change of Judge for Civil and Criminal Cases
Trial Rules 76 & 79
13 Failure to Rule on a Motion and Delay of Judgments
Trial Rules 53.1 & 53.2
14 Protection Orders  
15 Processing Motor Vehicle Violations
SR 16 / BMV Abstracts
16 Document Imaging and Microfilming Standards
Administrative Rule 6, Court Records Media Storage Standards
17 Judicial Record Retention Schedules
Administrative Rule 7
18 Public Requests for Bulk Distribution and Compiled Information
Administrative Rule 9(F)
19 Preparation of Statistical Reports: Quarterly and Annual Reports
Administrative Rules 1 and 2
20 Weighted Caseload Measures and the Quarterly Case Status Report (QCSR)  
21 Caseload Allocation Plans
Administrative Rule 1(E)
22 Mandate of Funds
Trial Rule 60.5
23 Local Court Rules: Primer for Local Rules Adoption, Repeal or Amendment
Trial Rule 81
24 Senior Judges
Administrative Rule 5(B)
25 Judge Pro Tempore
Trial Rule 63
26 Notice of Completion of Clerk’s Record in Appeals
Appellate Rule 10(C)
27 Court Reporters, Transcript Preparation and Administrative Rule 15  
28 Transcripts in Appeals
Appellate Rules 28 & 30
29 Notice of Completion of Transcript in Appeals
Appellate Rule 10(D)
30 Motions for Extension of Time in Appeals
Appellate Rules 10(E) and 11(C)
31 Interlocutory Appeals
Appellate Rule 14
32 Certification of Appellate Opinions and Memorandum Decisions
Appellate Rule 65(E)
33 Electronic Filing Pilot Projects
Administrative Rule 16
34 Marriage License e-File System on INcite  
35 Jury Management System on INcite  
36 Mental Health Adjudication Reporting  
37 Criminal Case Judgments and Report of Case Disposition  
38 Expungement of Adult Arrest Records and Juvenile Records  
39 Restricting Access to Criminal History Information  
40 Protocol for Transfer of Records when Court Abolished  
41 Trials De Novo  
42 Public Access to Microfilmed Records Containing Restricted Criminal History Information  
43 Electronic Abstract of Judgment  
44 The Expungement Statute  
45 Restrict Access to Infraction Records
46 CHINS Measures
Administrative Rule 1(F)
47 Emergency Petitions for Administrative Orders
Administrative Rule 17
48 Problem Solving Courts