Task Force on Remote Access to and Privacy of Electronic Court Records

Purpose

The Advisory Task Force on Remote Access to and Privacy of Electronic Court Records was created by Supreme Court order on February 3, 2016. Under the auspices of the Records Management Committee and Court Technology, the Task Force will undertake a renewed study of best practices and policies on Internet access to electronic court records. In conducting its work, the Task Force should consider the purposes articulated in Indiana Administrative Rule 9(A)(2).

Next Meeting

December 8, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana Government Center South, Conf. Rm. C
Agenda (PDF)

Task Force meetings are open to the public.  For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email the staff contact listed below.  Requests should be made at least fourteen days before the meeting.

2016 Written Report

The Task Force was directed to provide an initial written report, with findings and recommendations, to the Records Management Committee and to Justice Steve David and Judge Paul Mathias as the leaders of the Court's technology initiatives, not later than September 1, 2016.

Public comments on the Task Force's report were accepted through December 1, 2016. On February 7, 2017, the Supreme Court issued an order directing the implementation of the Task Force's recommendations.  Implementation was amended by order on February 10, 2017.

News

Journey through the wilderness of online court records
February 28, 2017 (Court Times)

Trial court documents free and online through Odyssey
February 7, 2017 (Press Release)

Input sought on online availability of court records
November 4, 2016 (Press Release)

Open Courts, Online Records
June 23, 2016 (Court Times)

Free access to appellate briefs available online April 1
March 18, 2016 (Press Release)

Previous Meetings

September 8, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana Government Center, Conf. Rm. C
DRAFT meeting minutes (PDF)
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April 21, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana Government Center, Conf. Rm. B
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September 2, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana State Library History Reference Room
Meeting minutes (PDF)
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July 29, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana Government Center South, Conf. Rm. A
Meeting minutes (PDF)
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June 3, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana Government Center South, Conf. Rm. A
Meeting minutes (PDF)
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May 6, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana Government Center South, Conf. Rm. C
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April 8, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana Supreme Court | Division of State Court Administration
30 South Meridian Street, 5th Floor
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February 26, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Indiana Government Center South, Conf. Rm. A
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Members

See Supreme Court orders from February 3, 2016February 11, 2016, February 10, 2017, and October 20, 2017, regarding membership of the Task Force.

Hon. Loretta H. Rush, Chair
Chief Justice of Indiana

Melissa Jane Avery
Attorney, Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C.

Prof. Fred H. Cate
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Christa Coffey
Clerk, Tippecanoe Circuit and Superior Courts

Hon. Steven H. David, Ex Officio Member
Indiana Supreme Court

Kenneth J. Falk
Legal Director, ACLU of Indiana

Hon. Peter R. Foley
Judge, Morgan Superior Court 1

David L. Forbes
Sr. Vice President, First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors

Christine Hayes Hickey
Attorney, Rubin and Levin, P.C.

Stephen Key
Executive Director and General Counsel, Hoosier State Press Association

Larry A. Landis
Executive Director, Indiana Public Defender Council

Jon Laramore
Executive Director, Indiana Legal Services, Inc.

Stephen R. Creason
Chief Counsel (Appeals Division), Office of the Attorney General

Hon. Peggy Lohorn
Judge, Montgomery Superior Court 2

Hon. Paul D. MathiasEx Officio Member
Indiana Court of Appeals

Kelly McBride
Executive Director, Domestic Violence Network

Rep. Sharon Negele
Indiana House of Representatives

Rep. David Ober
Indiana House of Representatives

David N. Powell
Executive Director, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

Prof. Joel Schumm
Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law

Debra Walker
Clerk, Henry Circuit Court

Mary G. Willis
Chief Administrative Officer, Indiana Supreme Court

 

 

Staff Contact

Justin P Forkner
Deputy Director
Indiana Office of Court Services
PHO: 317-234-8809