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State Of The Judiciary Address Jan. 18
Updated January 12, 2017 6:48 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush will address the Governor and a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly for the annual State of the Judiciary.

The formal update on the work of the judicial branch will be held Wednesday, January 18th at 2 p.m. EST in the chamber of the Indiana House of Representatives.

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.

The 2017 address "Praise for our Partners in Justice" will focus on the work of clerks, public defenders, prosecutors, probation officers, volunteers, advocates, law enforcement, interpreters, service providers, mentors, educators, local government officials, attorneys, and others whose contributions are vital to the success of the judicial branch.

Trial and appellate court judges from across the state wear traditional black robes for the event. Appellate court judges are escorted by members of the General Assembly to the House of Representatives for the joint session.

The address will be webcast live at Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) will also air the address.

It is the policy of the Supreme Court that all Court public meetings and events be accessible to people with disabilities. Sign language interpretation will be provided.

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