Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN  46204

Jeff Wiese
Director of Trial Court Mgmt.

Pho: 317.234.1873
jeffrey.wiese@courts.in.gov

Continuity of Operations > Indiana Administrative Rule 17 Indiana Administrative Rule 17

Administrative Rule 17 was drafted by the Judicial Administration Committee in 2007 to codify the Supreme Court’s inherent power to oversee the administration of trial courts in the event of a disaster.

A key concern when there is a disruption of normal court operations is the tolling of time limits and statutes of limitations. Administrative Rule 17 allows a local trial court to petition the Supreme Court to “stop the clock” on “time limits currently imposed for speedy trials in criminal and juvenile proceedings, public health, mental health, appellate, and all other civil and criminal matters.”

PLEASE NOTE: Staff attorneys with the Division of State Court Administration are available to assist in the process of petitioning the Supreme Court for an Administrative Rule 17 Order. Courts should contact: Tom Jones at 317-232-2542

Sample Administrative Rule 17 Orders and Petitions

These documents are emergency petitions to the Supreme Court for administrative order granting relief from time limits and statutes of limitation. Administrative Rule 17 also addresses alterations to normal operating procedures. For more information on Administrative Rule 17, view the Indiana Administrative Rules.
 

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Administrative Rule 17 Petition Template
Jefferson County Administrative Rule 17 Order
Jefferson County Administrative Rule 17 Petition
Morgan County Administrative Rule 17 Order
Morgan County Administrative Rule 17 Petition