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State of the Judiciary

The State of the Judiciary Address is given each year by the Chief Justice of Indiana to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House of Representatives Chamber at the Indiana State House. Following are transcripts from each address. In more recent years, a webcast of the event is also available.

YearTitle (click for transcript and video)PDF
2021State of the Judiciary PDF
2020Connecting, Convening, and Collaborating with our CommunitiesPDF
2019Addressing the Needs of Our CustomersPDF
2018A Hope-Filled FuturePDF
2017Praise for our Partners in JusticePDF
2016A Constitution Powerful in its Simplicity, Clear in its MandatePDF
2015Indiana Courts: Working to Fulfill the Promise of JusticePDF
2014State of the JudiciaryPDF
2013State of the JudiciaryPDF
2012On the Way to Something BetterPDF
2011Burdened but UnbowedPDF
2010Dealing With The Recession: A Court System That Won’t Roll OverPDF
2009A Court System for Tough TimesPDF
2008A Court System with Reform in its HeartPDF
2007Most Justice Happens in the County CourthousePDF
2006Indiana's Place in American Court Reform: Rarely First, Occasionally Last, Frequently EarlyPDF
2005"Good Enough" Is Not Good EnoughPDF
2004A Difficult Year that Prompted ReflectionPDF
2003Judges Building a Stronger IndianaPDF
2002The Changing Nature of CourtsPDF
2001Counsel, Computers, Compensation, and a Few Words About Dimpled ChadsPDF
2000What Has Indiana Done About This?PDF
1999A Judiciary With A Plan For Its FuturePDF
1998Indiana Courts as Servants of Their CommunitiesPDF
1997Trying Something NewPDF
1996The Challenge of a Challenged ProfessionPDF
19951995 Is Bound To Be A Better YearPDF
1994Cheaper, Faster, SimplerPDF
1993Work Finished and Work AheadPDF
1992Making Progress in Hard TimesPDF
1991Doing More with LessPDF
1990In Search of ExcellencePDF
1989A New Indiana JudiciaryPDF
1988A New BeginningPDF