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Indiana Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Indiana Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Ind. Const.)
See also an alternative-format version at the Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington.
Indiana Rules of Procedure and Practice
U.S. District Court for the Southern District: Attorney’s Handbook
This is provided as a supplement to the court’s local rules, to assist attorneys and litigants in dealing with the administrative requirements of the court and the clerk’s office. The scope is limited to civil matters.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District: Jury Service Information
Designed to acquaint jurors with the general nature and requirements of jury service, this handbook offers an overview of the trial process, identifies the judges of the court, and offers specific information about jury service.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District: Video Evidence Presentation System: Attorney’s Guide
This system (dubbed VEPS) is a mobile, self-contained workstation that provides video sources (document camera, VCR, and others), video switching and distribution devices, and outputs that can be connected to monitors or projectors in the courtroom, to effectively manage the visual presentation of evidence from a variety of sources.
Indiana Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
- Indiana Administrative Code (Ind. Admin. Code)
- Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
Indiana Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Indiana Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Indiana law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
Other Indiana Commentary
Indiana Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Indiana Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
Addresses ♦ Names ♦ Numbers
Other Indiana Resources
Consulate General of Canada in Detroit
Canadian consular services for Indiana residents.
Consulate General of Mexico in Indianapolis • Consulado General de México en Indianapolis
Legal Research and Assistance
Allen County Bar Association Law Library
The bar association maintains a law library, but it is not open to the public.
Indiana Legal Information
[Indiana Legal Services]
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Indiana Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Indiana law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Indiana.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- Indiana Legal Services
“Indiana Legal Services (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. ILS helps clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care or personal safety. Most of the cases ILS handles are cases such as family law where there is domestic violence, housing, consumer law, access to health care, and access to government benefits. ILS does not handle any criminal matters.”
- Indiana Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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