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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Hamilton Circuit and Superior Courts COVID-19 Update

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Hamilton Circuit and Superior Courts COVID-19 Update
May 18, 2020

Hamilton Circuit and Superior Courts has extended their dates for working under their emergency operations plan. Maintaining required court operations is important. The health and safety of our employees and community are equally important. Therefore, the Hamilton Circuit and Superior Courts have changed some procedures to better accommodate the need for social distancing.

The Courts will continue to be open and hold essential emergency hearings during this time. This includes and is not limited to the following:

  • Initial hearing for in-custody defendants
  • Bond reviews
  • Initial hearings on CHINS and continued initial hearings
  • Fact findings for CHINS that are time sensitive
  • Protection order hearings
  • Civil commitments
  • Probate mental health hearings
  • Detention hearings for CHINS and juvenile delinquencies
  • Any other hearing at the discretion of the Judge

With regards to Jury Duty, individuals who have received a jury summons for March 18, 2020 through July 1, 2020 should not report for jury service.

All Attorneys/Litigants/Parties to a case, who are scheduled to come to court for any hearing from March 18, 2020 through June 3, 2020 should consult www.mycase.in.gov or contact your attorney to receive the advice of counsel to verify your court date.

Indiana’s e-filing system IS WORKING. Cases and documents may continue to be filed in the Hamilton Circuit and Superior Courts using the Indiana E-file system. Parties may continue to access information on their cases at www.mycase.in.gov or by contacting their attorney to receive the advice of counsel.

The Hamilton Circuit and Superior Courts will continue to work tirelessly to make the decisions for the health and safety of its employees and the citizens who utilize our Courts daily, based on the information available from public health officials and other Hamilton County partners and stakeholders. We will continue to update the public as decisions are made.

Any questions regarding jail operations and visitation should be directed to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

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