Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications issued an advisory opinion dealing with ex parte guardianship petitions and Trial Rule 65(B). To comply with the requirements of Trial Rule 65(B) and the Code of Judicial Conduct, judges who receive ex parte petitions for emergency guardianship must ensure that the petition contains sufficient facts and proof of attempted notice (or an explanation of why notice should not be required) before granting the order. These facts should be included in a written order if the petition is granted.
Applications for an upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Indiana are due by April 27, 2015. Today, Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush announced details of the application process for the vacancy that will be available at the end of the summer.