Chief Justice of Indiana, Randall T. Shepard, will address a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly for the annual State of the Judiciary on January 11, 2012. He will provide his 25th and final annual update on the accomplishments and challenges facing the judicial branch. This year, the Chief Justice will concentrate on purposeful courts that work as a collaborative system.
The Chief Justice is required to provide Indiana lawmakers with an update on the “condition of the courts” according to Article 7, Section 3 of the Indiana Constitution. Trial and appellate court judges from across the state dress in traditional black robes for the event. Prior to the start of the speech the judges will form a processional line in the historic Supreme Court Courtroom. They will walk across the third floor atrium to the Indiana House of Representatives. Escorts from the House and Senate will seat the Supreme Court Justices and the Court of Appeals Judges when Speaker Brian Bosma introduces them to the General Assembly.
The text and webcast of the address may be found online at courts.in.gov and here on the KLF Legal blog on January 11th.