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Purpose

The Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (also known as the Rules Committee) was created by the Court to conduct a continuous study of the Indiana Rules of Court. The Rules Committee is charged with reporting to the Court from time to time with recommendations and proposed amendments to promote simplicity in procedure, just determination of litigation, and elimination of unjustified expense and delay. The Committee also serves as the evidence rules review committee established pursuant to Rule 1101 of the Indiana Rules of Evidence.

Except in emergencies or as directed by the Court, the Rules Committee publishes proposed amendments by January 2, April 1, July 1, October 1, and other necessary times each year for public comment. The Committee accepts comments on proposed amendments for 30 days after publication, and may extend the period for comments.  The Committee studies comments received and submits a final draft of each proposal, along with associated comments, to the Court for consideration.  Rule amendments take effect on January 1 of the following year unless the Supreme Court orders otherwise.

All comments on proposed amendments received from the bench, bar, and public are confidential unless otherwise ordered by the Supreme Court.


Documents


Members

Lilia Judson, Chair
First Appointment: 2/10/17
Term Expires: 6/30/24

Hon. Paul A. Felix
First Appointment: 2/14/2018
Term Expires: 6/30/22

Hon. Marianne Vorhees
First Appointment: 1/1/17
Term Expires: 6/30/22

Hon. Margret G. Robb
First Appointment: 7/01/20
Term Expires: 6/30/25

Crystal Rowe 
First Appointment: 2/1/16
Term Expires: 6/30/25

Perry Gregory Cross
First Appointed: 7/1/12
Term Expires: 6/30/22

Nicholas G. Hermann
First Appointment: 7/1/17
Term Expires: 6/30/22

Stacy R. Uliana
First Appointment: 7/1/17
Term Expires: 6/30/22

Jennifer H. Culotta 
First Appointment: 7/1/17
Term Expires: 6/30/22

William C. Hartley, Jr.
First Appointment: 7/1/17
Term Expires: 6/30/22

Anthony W. Patterson
First Appointment: 7/1/15
Term Expires: 6/30/25

Professor Joel M. Schumm
First Appointment: 8/30/17
Term Expires: 6/30/25

Christine H. Hickey
First Appointment: 7/1/17
Term Expires: 6/30/22


Staff Contacts

Jeffrey Wiese, Deputy Director
Indiana Office of Court Services
317-232-1313
jeffrey.wiese@courts.in.gov

Jennifer Bauer, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services
317-232-1313
jennifer.bauer@courts.in.gov