Superior Court 1

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Michael S. Bergerson,
Judge

300 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-809-0517
Fax: 219-873-3021

Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (unavailable 12:00PM – 1:00PM for lunch)

STAFF DIRECTORY LIST

PRESS RELEASE

In light of the declaration of the National Emergency related to the spread of COVID-19 Virus and recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the Indiana Department of Public Health, out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of the general public utilizing the judicial system in LaPorte County, the LaPorte Circuit and Superior Courts have petitioned the Indiana Supreme Court for relief and for the issuance of an Emergency Order to suspend all Jury Trials immediately and all non-essential civil and criminal hearings continued with a review of a resumption of same to begin no earlier than May 4, 2020.

Further information will be posted on the County website as needed and as circumstances change.

Your patience and understanding is sincerely appreciated

NON-ESSENTIAL CIVIL HEARINGS TO BE RESET AT A LATER DATE.

Jill Krachinski
Court Administrator

219-874-5611 Ext. 7710

jkrachinski@laporteco.in.gov

Angela Pearce,
Court Bailiff/Jury Bailiff/Paralegal

219-874-5611 Ext. 7711

apearce@laporteco.in.gov

Sylvia Papineau,
Court Reporter

219-874-5611 Ext. 7712

spapineau@laporteco.in.gov

COURT HOURS

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General Civil Matters or Jury Trials Monday beginning at 8:30 am
INITIAL HEARINGS (arraingments) Tuesday beginning at 8:30 am
General Civil Matters Wednesday beginning at 8:30 am
Criminal Court Thursday beginning at 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. General Civil Matters takes place that Afternoon
Open Court Call Friday beginning at 8:30 am until 12:00 pm including Civil Status hearings, Case Management Conferences, Protection Order Hearings, Name Changes, and other uncontested matters

TRANSCRIPTS

To request a transcript and cost, you must contact the Official Court Reporter, from the staff directory. The following information is needed: person’s name [and/or caption], cause number, date of hearing requested; would also need a contact phone number.

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