Welcome to the website of the Indiana Judicial Center. The Judicial Center is the staff agency of the Judicial Conference of Indiana and was created by statute. The legislature has charged the Judicial Conference with promoting an exchange of experience and suggestions regarding the operation of Indiana's judicial system; promoting continuing education of judges, probation officers, and other court personnel; promoting a better understanding of the judiciary; assisting local courts in developing and improving probation services; setting standards for probation officers; administering the interstate compacts regarding transfer of probationers into and out of Indiana; administering the Court Alcohol and Drug Services Programs; and providing oversight of Indiana's Problem-Solving Courts. The Judicial Center serves the Judicial Conference by carrying out these functions on behalf of the Conference. In addition, the Judicial Center carries out other functions as may be assigned by the Judicial Conference Board of Directors, the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court, or as may be devised by its Executive Director.
Our goal for this website is to logically present information that anticipated users most want to see. The site includes information about and links to the projects and initiatives run by or staffed through the Judicial Center, such as information about judicial education, legislative updates, probation training and materials, Judicial Conference committees, Center publications and court security. Please let us know if you would like to see other information or forms available on this website.
Jane Seigel is the Executive Director of the Indiana Judicial Center. The Indiana Judicial Center conducts education programs for judicial officers, probation officers, court alcohol and drug program staff and problem-solving court staff, and other court employees. Ms. Seigel and staff members regularly attend legislative hearings and testify on upcoming court, probation, interstate compact, criminal and juvenile legislation. Ms. Seigel oversees the staff responsible for providing research services for the judicial branch, administering the interstate compact, certifying probation officers, certifying court alcohol and drug programs, and certifying problem-solving courts. The Center provides staff support for all the committees of the Judicial Conference of Indiana. As the Executive Director, Ms. Seigel also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, serves on the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group, and serves as Indiana’s Commissioner on the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision and the Interstate Juvenile Compact. She also serves on the State Steering Committee for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and is a member of the Annie E. Casey’s JDAI Applied Leadership Network. Prior to assuming this position, she served as the General Counsel for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns where she developed and led the Municipal Law series X through XIV providing 9 hours of CLE credit for municipal attorneys. She also developed regional seminars for municipal attorneys and training and education programs for other elected and appointed municipal officers. In addition, she participated in the legislative efforts of the Association by drafting language, organizing testimony, and collaborating with other interests on municipal issues with legislators. Prior to joining the Association of Cities and Towns, Ms. Seigel worked in various legal positions at the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Legal Division, now known as the Office of Corporation Counsel. Ms. Seigel received her B.A. degree from DePauw University and her J.D. Degree from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. She is married and has two grown children.