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Special Courts Committee

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Purpose

The Special Courts Committee monitors developments concerning misdemeanors, traffic, and small claims. This committee works with judges who possess small claims and misdemeanors jurisdiction. The committee also reviews, revises and approves for publication the City and Town Court Manual; the Traffic, Misdemeanor, and Small Claims Benchbook; and the Small Claims Litigant Manual. This committee meets quarterly.


Documents

Minutes

2022
2021
2020

Members

Hon. Kimberly Bacon, Chair
Marion County Small Claims - Lawrence Township
Indianapolis

Mag. Kathleen Belzeski
Lake Superior Court
Crown Point

Mag. John Bohdan
Allen Superior Court
Fort Wayne

Hon. Sam Conrad
Adams Superior Court 
Decatur

Mag. Michael Douglass
Allen Superior Court
Fort Wayne

Hon. Michael Drenth
Porter Superior Court #3
Portage

Hon. Steven Hagen
Noble Superior Court Div. 2
Albion

Hon. David Happe
Madison Circuit Court
Anderson

Hon. Gina Jones
Lake Superior Court
Crown Point

Hon. Kyle Noone, Ex Officio
Elwood City Court
Madison

Mag. Matthew Raper
St. Joseph Superior Court
South Bend

Mag. Roman Ricker
Gibson Circuit and Superior Courts
Princeton

Mag. Travis Sandifur
Marion Superior Court
Indianapolis

Hon. Jeffrey L. Thode
Porter Superior Court #6
Portage


Staff Contact

Mindy PickettStaff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services
317-232-1313
melinda.pickett@courts.in.gov

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