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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

 2020
 2019
 2018

Members

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

Hon. Matthew D. Bailey
Decatur Superior Court
Greensburg

Mag. Kathleen Belzeski
Lake Superior Court
Crown Point

Mag. John Bohdan
Allen Superior Court
Fort Wayne

Hon. Thomas A. Cannon, Jr.
Delaware Circuit Court #5
Muncie

Hon. Aleksandra Dimitrijevic
Lake Superior Court
Crown Point

Hon. Michael Drenth
Porter Superior Court #3
Portage

Hon. Garland Graves
Marion County Small Claims - Warren Township
Indianapolis

Hon. Steven Hagen
Noble Superior Court Div. 2
Albion

Hon. Gina Jones
Lake Superior Court
Crown Point

Hon. Kyle Noone, Ex Officio
Elwood City Court
Madison

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

Hon. Jeffrey L. Thorne
LaPorte Superior Court #3
LaPorte

Mag. Travis Sandifur
Marion Superior Court
Indianapolis

Mag. Julie Verheye
St. Joseph Superior Court
South Bend

Hon. Charles Wicks
Elkhart Superior Court #5
Elkhart


Staff Contact

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

Michelle C. Goodman, Managing Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services
(317) 232-1313
michelle.goodman@courts.in.gov