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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. 

Members

Mag. Kenneth R. Abbott
Clark Circuit Courts
Jeffersonville

Mag. Randy Coffey
Steuben Circuit/Superior Courts
Angola

Mag. Brian D. Cook
Allen Superior Court
Fort Wayne

Hon. Lynne E. Ellis
Martin Circuit Court
Shoals

Hon. Alison T. Frazier
Jefferson Superior Court
Madison

Hon. J. David Grund
Miami Superior Court #1
Peru

Mag. Beth Jansen
Marion Superior Court
Indianapolis

Mag. Richard W. Karcher
Allen Superior Court
Fort Wayne

Hon. Jennifer L. Koethe
LaPorte Superior Court #3
LaPorte

Hon. Stephenie D. LeMay-Luken, Chair
Hendricks Superior Court #5
Danville

Hon. Dena Benham Martin
Greene Superior Court
Bloomfield

Hon. Louis Rosenberg
Marion Circuit Court
Indianapolis

Mag. Jeffrey T. Shoulders
Vanderburgh Superior Court
Evansville

Hon. Douglas A. Tate
Howard Superior Court #3
Kokomo

Hon. Linda Ralu Wolf
Delaware Circuit Court #3
Muncie

Staff Contact

Michelle C. Goodman, Staff Attorney
Indiana Judicial Center
30 S. Meridian St., Ste 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-1313
(317) 233-3367 [fax]
michelle.goodman@courts.in.gov