Indiana Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush has delivered the 2021 State of the Judiciary to the Governor and the Indiana General Assembly.
Typically, the Chief Justice provides a formal update on the work of the judicial branch in person. However, the 2021 address was released by video this year due to social distancing.
The address focuses on Indiana courts revolutionizing operations and crafting new ways to resolve disputes with safety, efficiency, and accessibility. In addition to the remarks from the Chief Justice, judicial branch stakeholders discuss court technology, problem-solving courts, juvenile justice, pretrial reform, equity, judicial branch independence, and strategically moving the judiciary forward.
Chief Justice Rush explained, “The unique format allows judges from around the state a platform to directly tell their story. You will hear from our frontline about the courts’ adaptability over the past year.”
The Chief Justice is required to provide lawmakers with an update on the “condition of the courts” according to Article 7, Section 3, of the Indiana Constitution