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Jaime M. Oss,

300 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 874-5611 Ext. 7710


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

E-mail is the preferred way to contact the Court Staff. E-mail addresses are below for the Court Administrator and the Bailiff.


May 13, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Indiana Supreme Court issued two important orders related to procedures in our courts—both for now and going forward as we continue to expand operations.  They also posted guidance from the Resuming Court Operations Task Force.  These guidelines represent the thoughtful work of a team of trial court judges led by Judge Vicki Carmichael and including our own, Judge Richard Stalbrink.

  • The first order addresses the use of technology to facilitate remote proceedings in our courts. Such proceedings have become a way of life in the past several months—and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.  This order gives the Court greater discretion in employing technology to protect courtroom participants, preserve critical constitutional rights, and efficiently address caseloads.

  • The second order addresses expanding courtroom operations over the next weeks and months. It extends deadlines as suggested by our Resuming Court Operations Task Force. The plans  to be submitted will be our roadmap to safe, responsible court operations and will reflect collaborative efforts with our county governments and justice system partners. 

With best regards,

May 13 2020 Letter RE: Guidance on expanding court operations

Order Extending Time for Expanding Trial Court Operations

Order- Emergency Order Permitting Expanded Remote Proceedings

April 14, 2020

As the presiding judge over matters related to the ongoing pandemic, I want to share the most recent directive issued by Chief Justice Loretta Rush of the Indiana Supreme Court.  I hope this PSA will answer some of your questions and concerns.

All LaPorte County judges and magistrates remain committed to the effective administration of justice in our community. We ask for your continued cooperation, understanding and patience.

With best regards,



Angela Pearce

Court Bailiff – Criminal Case Contact

(219) 874-5611 Ext. 7711

[email protected]

Maggie Jakelski

Court Administrator – Civil Case Contact

(219) 874-5611 Ext. 7710

[email protected]


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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
Order Requiring Remote Appearance


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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