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Henry County Clerk Debra Walker receives the 2016 Outstanding County Clerk Award

Henry County Clerk Debra Walker receives the 2016 Outstanding County Clerk Award

December 15, 2016 by

The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) announced that Henry County Clerk Debbie Walker received the 2016 Outstanding County Clerk Award. The award recognized her contributions to county government throughout her years of public service.
Walker began her career working in the Henry County Commissioner’s office before being elected to serve as Henry County Treasurer, where she [...]

Judge Mary G. Willis recognized for 25 years in the practice of law at ISBA award luncheon

Judge Mary G. Willis recognized for 25 years in the practice of law at ISBA award luncheon

December 15, 2016 by

Hon. Mary G. Willis’ 25 years of service in the practice of law were recognized at the Indiana State Bar Association’s awards luncheon in Indianapolis on Sept. 9.
Prior to accepting her current position as Chief Administrative Officer of the Indiana Supreme Court, Judge Willis was elected as the judge of the Henry Circuit Court #1 [...]

Data Sharing Partnership: NPLEx recording methamphetamine-related felony convictions

December 15, 2016 by Mary DePrez

Legislative Requirement
As reported in the Legislative Summary of the March/April 2016 edition of Indiana Court Times, Senate Enrolled Act 161 requires the Division of State Court Administration (“Division”) to report certain methamphetamine-related felony convictions to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx).
The goal is to generate a stop-sale alert to prevent individuals convicted of possessing, dealing [...]

Lilia Judson retires after nearly 40 years of service

Lilia Judson retires after nearly 40 years of service

December 15, 2016 by James F. Maguire

Lilia G. Judson is smart, tenacious, dedicated, loyal, curious, hard-working, caring, and compassionate. She also has a disarming smile, engaging personality, and a great sense of humor. She has faced many challenges during her life journey and has always met them head-on with her unwavering strength of character.
For many years, she has been the steady [...]

Harassment in the Workplace

December 15, 2016 by Brenda Rodeheffer

A significant employee-related development this year was a study of harassment and retaliation in the workplace by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Harassment as a legal issue dates back to 1986 when the US Supreme Court held that the sexual harassment of a female bank executive created a hostile work environment and was a [...]

Hon. John R. Pera

Hon. John R. Pera

December 15, 2016 by James F. Maguire

This is the fortieth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Lake Superior Court Judge John R. Pera is our judge featured in this issue. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1972, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from  Valparaiso University School [...]

Are you asking the right questions? Intimate Partner Violence and Pet Abuse

Are you asking the right questions? Intimate Partner Violence and Pet Abuse

December 15, 2016 by Ruth Reichard

In civil protection order cases or criminal family violence cases, judges and court staff naturally focus on determining appropriate remedies and consequences for the humans involved. They are always the named parties, victims, witnesses, or protected persons. However, it is likely that if the family home is violent, and if companion animals live in that [...]

Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

September 21, 2016 by Brenda Rodeheffer

Increase pay or limit hours is the choice for many employers effective December 1st under a new Department of Labor rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers are under more stringent standards concerning over-time pay for non-exempt employees. Most court employees are, and will remain, classified as non-exempt but courts should be aware [...]

Are ACEs in your Courtroom?

September 21, 2016 by Ruth D. Reichard

Adults have one thing in common: we were once children. The quality of one’s childhood may have been tumultuous, nurturing, or a little of both. Certain events from childhood can stay with a person, sometimes long into adulthood.  There is a scientifically documented relationship between events occurring in one’s childhood and an adult’s health and [...]

Judge Harcourt receives distinguished service award

Judge Harcourt receives distinguished service award

September 21, 2016 by

Senior Judge Barbara Harcourt received the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) Distinguished Service Award on July 12 from NCSC President Mary McQueen. One of the highest awards presented by NCSC, it is presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to the justice system and who have supported NCSC’s mission.
Judge Harcourt was honored [...]

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