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Friday, May 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - ""Transfers Granted" e-mails from Supreme Court Administration Office to be discontinued"

The ILB has just received a lengthy email, from Kevin S. Smith, Supreme Court Administrator & Clerk of the Appellate Courts and Tax Court, that begins:

To our friends to whom we have been sending regular "Transfer Granted" emails for the last several years:

I write to let you know that, in an effort to increase efficiency and eliminate redundancy, the Supreme Court Administration Office we will no longer be sending out "Transfer Granted" e-mails.

That is too bad. These were the brief notes the ILB and a number of others received, generally on the day the Court conferenced, telling us in which cases the justices had granted transfer. The ILB would immediately add background and post the information, within an hour of receipt. Here is an example of the result after the ILB has added value, from Feb. 26, 2010.

The Clerk's transfer list, which lists both grants and denials, is not made available until the following Monday or sometimes later, so it has been very useful over the past few years to receive notice of grants in advance. From the email:

Because the Clerk's Transfer Action Report contains the same information that our staff is separately typing up in these "Transfer Granted" emails, it makes little sense, administratively, for us to continue separately producing and transmitting the "Transfer Granted" e-mails as well, especially when the resources we devote to this effort are greatly needed elsewhere.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 21, 2010 11:10 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts | Indiana Transfer Lists