Starke Circuit Court Judge Files Petition for Emergency Order

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall filed a petition with the Indiana Supreme Court seeking the issuance of an Emergency Order to suspend all jury trials and to continue all non-essential civil and criminal hearings, effective immediately. 

The judge is responding to the declaration of a National Emergency related to the spread of the infectious COVID-19 virus and the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana Department of Public Health.  The court staff is concerned for their health and safety and that of the members of the public using the judicial system of Starke Circuit Court and the Starke County Clerk. 

A review of the policy will occur on or before April 17 with the Indiana Supreme Court.

Any questions can be directed to the court at 574-772-9146.