Biography for Kurt Snyder

Kurt Snyder holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and a B.A. from Wabash College. He was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1996.

Kurt has extensive legal experience in technology and court automation. In one way or the other, every court in the state has benefited from Kurt's groundbreaking work as the Director and Counsel of Trial Court Technology for the Indiana Supreme Court.

If elected, Kurt will modernize the Carmel City Court to save taxpayer dollars and better serve the customer service and public safety needs of the people of Carmel. 

While at the Supreme Court, Kurt managed a multi-million dollar budget and was a key innovator in improving court technology statewide, including:

  • Bringing Internet access and email to judges statewide;
  • Offering free computer training and online legal research access to all judicial employees; and
  • Coordinating the judiciary’s efforts to use technology to make the court system more efficient and responsive.

As a result of his groundbreaking work, the Court’s website was recognized as the best in the world by the National Center for State Courts.

Kurt also was named as one of Government Technology Magazine's "Top 25: Doers, Dreamers and Drivers," awarded annually by the nation's leading government technology publication to the top technology minds in American government.

Kurt and his wife Debbie have two children, both of whom attend Forest Dale Elementary.