Sunday, December 4, 2016

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 [...]

Bob Harkness named 2016 CASA of the Year

Bob Harkness named 2016 CASA of the Year

September 21, 2016 by

The State Office of GAL/CASA and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) began a partnership in 2007 to encourage more retired teachers to become advocates for abused and neglected children. In support of this partnership, each year the IRTA recognizes an outstanding IRTA member who has served as a CASA director, staff member or volunteer. [...]

Magistrate Heather Mollo featured in magazine

Magistrate Heather Mollo featured in magazine

September 21, 2016 by

Bartholomew County Magistrate Heather Mollo was featured in a recent article in Columbus-based She magazine titled “Courting Success: The women of the juvenile justice system work for local victories.” Magistrate Mollo was featured along with other women working with the Bartholomew County Juvenile Court and their experience handling cases involving juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect. [...]

Tippecanoe County’s Christa Coffey named Clerk of the Year

Tippecanoe County’s Christa Coffey named Clerk of the Year

September 21, 2016 by

Tippecanoe Circuit Clerk Christa Coffey was named the Clerk of the Year by the Association of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts of Indiana. Whitley Circuit Clerk Debbie Beers presented Coffey with the award during the Annual Clerk’s Conference, June 8 at the Renaissance North Hotel in Carmel. Coffey was among five nominees considered for [...]

Hon. Beth Ann Butsch

Hon. Beth Ann Butsch

September 21, 2016 by James F. Maguire

This is the thirty-ninth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Fayette Circuit Court Judge Beth Ann Butsch is our judge featured in this issue. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1981, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University [...]

Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

June 23, 2016 by James F. Maguire

This is the thirty-eighth of our Court Times articles that highlight up-close-and-personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary
Fountain Circuit Court Judge Susan Orr Henderson is our judge featured in this issue. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1980, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Dayton School of [...]

GAL/CASA programs implement statewide Case Management System

GAL/CASA programs implement statewide Case Management System

June 23, 2016 by Leslie Dunn

Courts appoint individuals from Guardian ad Litem/Court-Appointed Special Advocates (GAL/CASA) programs to advocate for the best interests of children in child abuse and neglect proceedings, as well as in other types of cases.
Thanks to additional funding from the Indiana General Assembly, the State Office of GAL/CASA (Guardian ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocates) purchased Optima, a [...]

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

June 23, 2016 by Ruth Reichard

The Issue
Unless they are there for a wedding or an adoption, people rarely come to court for a happy, positive reason. Judges who handle criminal cases involving allegations of spousal or child abuse, sexual assault, or other violent crimes can count on seeing people who have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetimes.
But [...]

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