Litigation Section

NEWS FOR YOU

State Court/Court of Appeals/Supreme Court E-Filing Schedule

Court

Voluntary

Mandatory for SUBSEQUENT filings

Mandatory for

INITIAL filings

Adams County

August 16, 2017

October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

Allen County

February 6, 2017

April 7, 2017

May 5, 2017

Bartholomew County

October 13, 2017

December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017

Benton County

November 3, 2017

January 2, 2018

January 2, 2018

Blackford County

October 27, 2017

December 26, 2017

December 26, 2017

Boone County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Brown County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Carmel City Court

August 7, 2017

October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

Carroll County

April 3, 2017

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

Cass County

July 18, 2016

September 16, 2016

May 5, 2017

Clark County

January 19, 2016

September 1, 2016

May 5, 2017

Clay County

October 21, 2016

January 19, 2017

May 5, 2017

Clinton County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Court of Appeals

November 9, 2015

July 1, 2016

Date not set

Crawford County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Daviess County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Dearborn County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Decatur County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

DeKalb County

November 10, 2017

January 9, 2018

January 9, 2018

Delaware County

July 14, 2017

September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017

Dubois County

June 28, 2017

August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

Elkhart County

July 25, 2016

September 23, 2016

May 5, 2017

Fayette County

October 20, 2017

December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017

Floyd County

April 18, 2016

September 1, 2016

May 5, 2017

Fountain County

June 2, 2017

August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

Franklin County

August 1, 2016

September 30, 2016

May 5, 2017

Fulton County

December 1, 2017

January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

Gibson County

June 9, 2017

August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Grant County

October 3, 2016

December 2, 2016

May 5, 2017

Greene County

December 5, 2016

February 3, 2017

May 5, 2017

Hamilton County

July 29, 2015

July 1, 2016

January 1, 2017

Hancock County

March 6, 2017

May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Harrison County

March 21, 2016

September 1, 2016

May 5, 2017

Hendricks County

May 16, 2016

September 1, 2016

May 5, 2017

Henry County

April 11, 2016

September 1, 2016

May 5, 2017

Howard County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Huntington County

October 14, 2016

December 13, 2016

May 5, 2017

Jackson County

August 15, 2016

October 14, 2016

May 5, 2017

Jasper County

April 3, 2017

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

Jay County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Jefferson County

April 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

Jennings County

May 1, 2017

 June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017

Johnson County

September 26, 2016

November 25, 2016

May 5, 2017

Knox County

December 12, 2016

February 10, 2017

May 5, 2017

Kosciusko County

May 5, 2017

July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017

LaGrange County

February 16, 2017

April 17, 2017

May 5, 2017

LaPorte County

April 21, 2017

June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

Lake County

[Date not set RE Odyssey but e-filing currently available through Lake Co. Clerk’s Website for MF cases only]

Date not set

Date not set

Lawrence County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Madison County

March 28, 2016

September 1, 2016

May 5, 2017

Marion County

October 28, 2016

December 27, 2016

May 5, 2017

Marshall County

September 29, 2017

November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017

Martin County

September 6, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

Miami County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Monroe County

November 21, 2016

January 20, 2017

May 5, 2017

Montgomery County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Morgan County

September 19, 2016

November 18, 2016

May 5, 2017

Newton County

September 27, 2017

November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017

Noble County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Ohio County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Orange County

November 10, 2017

January 9, 2018

January 9, 2018

Owen County

December 5, 2016

February 3, 2017

May 5, 2017

Parke County

June 9, 2017

August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Perry County

June 16, 2017

August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017

Pike County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Porter County

April 6, 2017

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2016

Posey County

February 6, 2017

April 7, 2017

May 5, 2017

Pulaski County

July 26, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

Putnam County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Randolph County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Ripley County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Rush County

August 1, 2016

September 30, 2016

May 5, 2017

St. Joseph County

May 19, 2017

July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

Scott County

September 22, 2017

November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017

Shelby County

March 7, 2016

September 1, 2016

May 5, 2017

Spencer County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Starke County

June 2, 2017

August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

Steuben County

December 5, 2016

February 3, 2017

May 5, 2017

Sullivan County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Supreme Court

November 9, 2015

July 1, 2016

Date not set

Switzerland County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Tax Court

January 4, 2015

July 1, 2016

Date not set

Tippecanoe County

March 17, 2017

May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

Tipton County

November 21, 2016

January 20, 2017

May 5, 2017

Union County

August 1, 2016

September 30, 2016

May 5, 2017

Vanderburgh County

February 20, 2017

April 21, 2017

May 5, 2017

Vigo County

May 26, 2017

July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017

Wabash County

March 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

Warren County

June 16, 2017

August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017

Warren Township Small Claims Court

August 7, 2017

October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

Warrick County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Washington County

January 16, 2017

March 17, 2017

May 5, 2017

Wayne County

Date not set

Date not set

Date not set

Wells County

June 29, 2016

January 1, 2017

May 5, 2017

White County

December 8, 2016

February 6, 2017

May 5, 2017

Whitley County

June 1, 2017

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

*Exact dates subject to change as of 03/17/2017


Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure have been updated as of 10/31/2017 - Order Amending Rules of Trial Procedure

AS OF JULY 1, 2017

The following legislative updates have been made to the state court e-filing as of July 1, 2017:

It is imperative that the correct type of case is selected when filing an initial pleading.  There is now a case type of “PL” – Will Contest. 

If you do not know which filing code to utilize, if it is an initial pleading utilize “Petition”, if it is a subsequent pleading utilize “Motion”.  This alerts the Clerk to stop and review the pleading to determine the correct filing code it should be given and direct it to the appropriate location. 

When issuing a summons, you must e-file with the court and receive the file-stamped summons back from the Clerk prior to serving.  WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SERVICE – the Clerk will not serve any summons.  Once we serve the summons, we are required to e-file a Certificate of Issuance of Summons (which category is listed under the filing code when going through the e-filing process) indicating how it was served and the date it was served.  If service is obtained via Certified Mail-Return Receipt Requested, we can either have the green card addressed to be returned to the Clerk’s office of the specific county/court OR if we leave the return address to YOUR LAW FIRM, we then need to notify the court that service was perfected once the green card is received.   

When filing a motion, summons and order – we will need to serve the motion and the summons (we will receive a file-stamped copy from the court to serve after the e-filing has been accepted) (our choice of how we would like to serve) – once again filing a Certificate of Issuance of Summons (as described above) and the Court will be responsible for serving the Order.  The Order will only be served upon the recipients they have e-mail addresses and/or mailing addresses for.  All other recipients listed will need to be served with a copy of the Order by the filing attorney.  As stated above, if service of the summons is obtained via Certified Mail-Return Receipt Requested, we can either have the green card addressed to be returned to the Clerk’s office of the specific county/court OR if we leave the return address to YOUR LAW FIRM, we then need to notify the court that service was perfected once the green card is received.   

If there are parties on the Certificate of Service that are not in the “Party Information” section of the e-filing process, the filing attorney is responsible for serving all filings initiated by him/her AND, if an order is received associated with the filing (whether our proposed order or an order issued by the court), it is the responsibility of the filing attorney to serve all recipients on the Certificate of Service that are not listed on the “Party Information” section.  NOTE:  It would be a good practice to include this information at the top of the Standard Information Document (i.e. – we are responsible to serve all initiated pleadings and any court order obtain therefrom on any recipient not listed in the “Party Information” section of the e-filing process).

In the “Filings” section of the e-filing process, sending a courtesy copy to an attorney IS NOT valid service.  This courtesy copy category is typically utilized to include client e-mail addresses so they receive a copy of the filing.  

As of July 1, 2017, filing fees have been reduced – only in e-filings (both initial and subsequent).  If the court is still utilizing paper filing, the court costs have not been reduced.  When e-filing an initial pleading, it no longer cost $10.00 for each additional defendant to the case.  Again, if still a paper filing court, then the cost for each additional defendant remains at $10.00. 

If an e-filing is rejected by the court, an Order to Strike will be issued by the court and then we have 72 hours to correct the rejected filing.  If re-filed within the 72 hours, the initial date of the rejected filing will be affixed to the pleading.

Each attorney is required to accept e-service in any case in which they e-file.  You agree to e-service by adding yourself to the Public Service List, which must be done at the same time you file your appearance.


Contact Information

For more information about this section, please contact

Amy D. Yeskie
(ayeskie@kdlegal.com)
or
Laura E.A. Thirion (lthirion@kkclegal.com)
or
litigation@indianaparalegals.org


 


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