Indiana Supreme Court
Office of Judicial Administration
State House, Room 314
200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Mary Willis
Chief Administrative Officer

Judicial Administration > Continuity of Operations Planning Continuity of Operations Planning

The mission of the Indiana Courts Continuity of Operations Planning Program is to ensure all essential functions of trial courts, appellate courts and Supreme Court agencies can be continued with minimal disruption during an emergency. The objectives of the Program are to address:
  • Mitigation of risk – through preemptive measures taken in advance to reduce the likelihood that essential functions will be interrupted, and
  • Recovery from impact – through reactive plans to recover essential functions if interrupted.


Model COOP Plan (PDF)

Document to be used as a model for courts and court agencies to create a Continuity of Operations Plan of their own. 

Emergency Preparedness Resources 

Links to various websites for additional information.


Indiana Administrative Rule 17 

Details for petitioning the Supreme Court for a Rule 17 order for relief from time limits and statutes of limitation.