MARCH 2001 SITTING




Thursday, March 1

9:30 a.m.     N.D.F. v. State of Indiana

A juvenile court placed a delinquent child with the Department of Correction for two years pursuant to Indiana Code § 31-37-19-10. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded. The State has petitioned to transfer. Attorney for N.D.F.: Jodi Kathryn Stein. Attorney for State of Indiana:
Janet Parsanko.

Thursday, March 15

9:30 a.m.     David T. Sholes v. Christine (Sholes) Patterson

A prisoner who was a party in a dissolution action requested pauper counsel. The Grant Circuit Court denied the request. The Court of Appeals reversed, holding that a trial court is required by Ind. Code § 34-10-1-2 to appoint counsel if the requesting civil litigant is indigent. See Sholes v. Sholes, 732 N.E.2d 1252 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000). The prisoner’s former wife seeks transfer. Attorney for amicus on behalf of David T. Sholes: Kenneth Falk, among others. Attorneys for Christine (Sholes) Patterson: David Stone and Georgianne Bolinger.