Fostering innovation to welcome justice reform

A 13-member group created by the Indiana Supreme Court will work to foster innovation within the legal profession. The Court has issued an order establishing the Indiana Innovation Initiative to maintain Indiana’s place as a national leader in legal reform. Chief Justice Loretta Rush explained, “We must actively seek and cultivate opportunities to improve the practice of law and the justice system in Indiana, and that includes welcoming innovation.”

The group will identify opportunities to increase efficiency and accessibility through innovative technology and case management, analysis of reform, and development and testing of pilot programs related to reform. The group will work in tandem with other stakeholders in the legal profession and ultimately provide a written report to the Supreme Court by July 1, 2021.

Supreme Court Justice Steven David will chair the group, which will initially include two subgroups: the 14-member Family Law Task Force and the 12-member Technology Working Group. The first meeting of the Initiative will be held in the fall.

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