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Chronological Case Summary

A Chronological Case Summary (abbreviated CCS) is a standard sequential record-keeping format for case information in Indiana. It mainly contains a sequence of minute entries that summarize important events. The contents of a CCS are standardized in Indiana Trial Rule 77(B) as follows:

(B) Chronological case summary. For each case, the clerk of the circuit court shall maintain a sequential record of the judicial events in such proceeding. The record shall include the title of the proceeding; the assigned case number; the names, addresses, telephone and attorney numbers of all attorneys involved in the proceeding, or the fact that a party appears pro se with address and telephone number of the party so appearing; and the assessment of fees and charges (public receivables). Notation of judicial events shall set forth the date of the event and briefly define any documents, orders, rulings, or judgments filed or entered in the case. The chronological case summary shall also note the entry of orders, rulings and judgments in the record of judgments and orders, the entry of judgments in the judgment docket (IC 33-17-2-31), and file status (pending/decided) under section (G) of this rule. The chronological case summary shall be an official record of the trial court and shall be maintained apart from other records of the court and shall be organized by case number.

Last updated on 9/17/2007