The Indiana Supreme Court has imposed an interim suspension on Judge Tommy D. Phillips, II of Jay County Dunkirk City Court, effective immediately. The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications filed a "Notice of Criminal Charges and Request for Suspension" with the Indiana Supreme Court on September 29, 2016. After reviewing the request, the Indiana Supreme Court ordered Judge Phillips suspended with pay, as required by court rule. Judge Phillips' interim suspension remains in effect until further order of the Court or final determination of any disciplinary proceedings, if any, that may arise from the criminal charges.
Electronic filing is now available in 37 civil and criminal case types in the Johson Circuit & Superior Courts. On Friday, November 25, e-filing will be mandatory in these courts for all subsequent filings by attorneys. E-filing is voluntary in 7 counties and mandatory in 10, and is expected to be statewide by the end of 2018.