Indiana's Chief Justice has urged lawyers to increase their pro bono hours, but a panel says they should not be given continuing education credits for doing so.
Chief Justice Brent Dickson is stepping down after only two years in his current leadership position.
A judicial report found that of all civil lawsuits in Indiana last year, 60 percent of people went unrepresented.
Indiana counties are asking the state Supreme Court to restore their right to fire employees without having to defend it in court.
The Indiana Supreme Court, along with judges and lawyers around the state, is exploring ways to provide more free and low-cost legal services to Hoosiers.
The chief justice says the value of technology lies in manages court information across the state and connecting courts to other government agencies.
Mike Pence will assume the position of Indiana's 50th governor on Monday.
Brent Dickson says the state needs to hire more judges and adopt newer technology to help reduce the current judges' caseloads.
The Judicial Nominating Commission has narrowed down the list of Indiana Supreme Court applicants to three.
Justice Brent Dickson was chosen to replace Randall Shepard as the state Supreme Court's chief justice.