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Supreme Court Decides on Electronic Records

JudgeGavelHC0511 webA task force of the Indiana Supreme Court is recommending that documents concerning the final disposition of almost all criminal cases be posted on the Internet. Steve Key, executive director and general counsel for Hoosier State Press Association is a member of the Advisory Task Force on Remote Access to and Privacy of Electronic Court Records. Chief Justice Loretta Rush is chairing the committee.

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Sales Training for HSPA Members

turntable-1087791_640Would you invest $5 per month for sales training for your ad staff or any staff members involved in selling subscriptions, ads or printing? Would you invest that if the sales reps didn’t have to leave their desks and only had to access an email sent directly to them once each week? No travel, no time out of the office. Just open an email once each week and listen to approximately two and a half minutes of sales training.

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Are plea agreements secret?

Key_Steve_webSome trial court judges may be keeping rejected plea agreements secret.

I suggest editors have a conversation with whoever is covering the courts to determine what your circuit and superior court judges are doing in your coverage area.

Inconsistent treatment of plea bargains prior to judge acceptance arose from interpretation of I.C. 35-35-3-3(b). The code states that the content of plea agreements shall not be part of the “official record” of the case unless the judge accepts the agreement submitted by the prosecutor.

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Top Tweets from the Road Show for Reporters

HSPA members were busy in the Twitter-sphere during the Road Show for Reporters. Take a look at what they had to say.

photo by @aperoll27

photo by @aperoll27

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