Study: Clark County has Heaviest Caseload

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): A study has found that circuit courts in Clark County carry the heaviest caseload in Indiana _ more than twice the state standard.

The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal reports that the average Indiana county's courts had about 120 percent of the standard caseload in 2013. But a study released by state court administrators this month found that Clark County courts had 232 percent of the standard.

Clark County's three superior courts were merged with its one circuit court in 2012 in an effort to balance the caseload. The system now has four judges and two magistrates.

The study also found the state would need to hire about 89 new judicial officers in various counties to meet the standard caseloads.