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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ind. Courts - Appellate courts online docket impacted by transformer explosion

Kathryn Dolan, Indiana Supreme Court Chief Public Information Officer, writes late this afternoon:

Appellate Court staff housed at 30 South Meridian in Indianapolis are awaiting word on whether court offices will be open on Thursday, August 14. Chief Justice Brent Dickson said he will keep employees updated when information becomes available.

The following Supreme Court agencies have offices at 30 S. Meridian: Board of Law Examiners, Continuing Legal Education, Disciplinary Commission, Division of State Court Administration and Indiana Judicial Center.

Wednesday, employees of all listed agencies were safely evacuated due to smoke in the building and what appeared to be transformer explosions. The Indianapolis Fire Department was called to the building.

Eventually, security allowed for brief access to the building for retrieval of personal belongings and court employees were authorized to leave work early.

Servers in the appellate court data center had to be shut down. The following applications are unavailable until further notice: appellate courts online docket (case management system), Roll of Attorneys and Clerk of Courts Portal (which affects attorney registration) as well as internal agency systems and network drives.

Here is the link to the appellate online docket. I did try it out, searching for "Guilmette", whose appeal was decided today by the Supreme Court, and although the search form was available, the result of my query was:
We're sorry. Your search for "Guilmette,All Cases" did not return any results.
A few other attempts reached the same result.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 13, 2014 06:36 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts