Administrative Rule 17 was drafted by the Judicial Administration Committee in 2007 to codify the Supreme Court’s inherent power to oversee the administration of trial courts in the event of a disaster.
A key concern when there is a disruption of normal court operations is the tolling of time limits and statutes of limitations. Administrative Rule 17 allows a local trial court to petition the Supreme Court to “stop the clock” on “time limits currently imposed for speedy trials in criminal and juvenile proceedings, public health, mental health, appellate, and all other civil and criminal matters.”
PLEASE NOTE: Staff attorneys with the Division of State Court Administration are available to assist in the process of petitioning the Supreme Court for an Administrative Rule 17 Order. Courts should contact: Richard Payne at 317-232-2542.
These documents are emergency petitions to the Supreme Court for administrative order granting relief from time limits and statutes of limitation. Administrative Rule 17 also addresses alterations to normal operating procedures. For more information on Administrative Rule 17, view the Indiana Administrative Rules.
|Jefferson County Administrative Rule 17 Order|
|Jefferson County Administrative Rule 17 Petition|
|Morgan County Administrative Rule 17 Order|
|Morgan County Administrative Rule 17 Petition|
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