Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Lilia G. Judson, Esq.
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
On March 29, 2001 the Supreme Court took all requests for amendments to local rules passed pursuant to Administrative Rule 15 under advisement. At the same time, the Court sought guidance about the proposed changes from a variety of sources, including the Indiana Bar Association, the Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, the Indiana Association of Counties, and any other interested individuals or groups. The Court also requested documentation from the trial court judges relating to this issue.
After reviewing this input, including the suggestion that a uniform statewide rate be implemented, the Supreme Court decided to continue to allow the per page fee to be determined by the local market, within certain parameters. The Court issued a memorandum to the Division of State Court Administration outlining the guidelines by which the Division was to review requested changes to the local court reporter rules. These guidelines are still in effect today:
The Division was further instructed to prepare orders approving those local rules meeting the established guidelines and to send an advisory letter outlining the guidelines to those courts not in compliance. This practice continues today.