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General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel provides legal services to Supreme Court staff and agencies, including drafting internal policies; ensuring ADA compliance; internal diversity and equity; processing payroll; reviewing contracts; language access; contract review; employment law counsel; ensuring compliance with federal laws; security; and special order requests.

The General Counsel serves as liaison with the Attorney General on litigation involving the courts as a party and provides legal advice and assistance to the courts on employment issues, county authority and general legal problems, as well as assistance with contracts for all state judges.

The Office staffs the Judicial Qualifications Commission and Judicial Nominating Commission. The JQC provides ethical advice to trial judges and investigates and prosecutes allegations of judicial misconduct. The JNC interviews applicants for appellate court vacancies, selects the Chief Justice, and certifies senior judges.



Contacts

Aaron Johnson
General Counsel

Heather Falks
Employment Attorney - ADA Coordinator
317-234-2620
heather.falks@courts.in.gov

Lun Pieper
Race & Gender/Language Access Attorney
317-233-3362
lun.pieper@courts.in.gov

Office of Judicial Administration
251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1600
Indianapolis, IN 46204