Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Speak when you are angry & you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret

Speak when you are angry & you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret

June 26, 2014 by Adrienne Meiring

The Ethics of Judicial Campaigns: Part 2
One of the hottest topics these days in judicial elections is campaign speech. As judicial elections become more heated, so too does the campaign rhetoric. It is important to remember, however, that judicial elections are different than other elections.
Judicial candidates certainly maintain a first amendment right to express [...]

Hon. Lynne Elise Ellis

Hon. Lynne Elise Ellis

June 26, 2014 by James F. Maguire

This is the twenty-ninth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Martin Circuit Court Judge Lynne Ellis is our judge featured in this issue. She received her undergraduate degree from Oakland City University and her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) in [...]

Children Who Witness Violence

Children Who Witness Violence

June 26, 2014 by Ruth Reichard

I once heard a judge compare her civil protection order docket to an emergency room—especially the ex parte cases. What an apt comparison!
Judges and court staff often deal with people who have been physically, mentally, and emotionally traumatized when they consider ex parte protection orders. Violence of any kind is traumatic to human beings, and [...]

Introducing… The Guardianship Registry

June 26, 2014 by Mary L. DePrez

With the help of funding from the Division of State Court Administration, Judge Susan Orr Henderson, Fountain County Circuit Court, and Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider, Lake County Superior Court, Civil Division, worked with a task force and the Division’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC) staff to develop a new Guardianship Registry Application in response [...]

Appellate Courts to Adopt Odyssey CMS

June 26, 2014 by Editor

The Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court have launched a plan to implement the Odyssey Case Management System (CMS) in their courts. With support from the trial court technology staff at the Division of State Court Administration, Indiana appellate courts are being added to the statewide CMS that is currently used [...]

George B. Davis award and new staff at State Court Administration

June 26, 2014 by Editor

Judge Richard Payne Receives George B. Davis Award
Former Hancock Superior Court Judge, Richard T. Payne, received the Hancock County Bar Association George B. Davis Distinguished Jurist Award at its Spring Bar Association Dinner. The Bar Association created the award, named for eminent Hancock Circuit Court Judge, George B. Davis, to recognize exemplary and dedicated [...]

On Your Mark, Get Set…Go?

On Your Mark, Get Set…Go?

April 25, 2014 by Adrienne Meiring

The Ethics of Judicial Campaigns (part 1 of 2)
A whirlwind of activity, the pulse of adrenaline, and general excitement (and despair) loom in the air—it’s the change of season. Racing, you say? No, it’s judicial campaign season.
With the primary elections approaching, I have received an increasing number of questions about judicial elections [...]

Hon. Lynn Murray

Hon. Lynn Murray

April 25, 2014 by James F. Maguire

This is the twenty-eighth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Howard Circuit Court Judge Lynn Murray is our judge featured in this issue. She received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and her law degree from the Rutgers University School of [...]

Specialized Domestic Violence Courts

April 25, 2014 by Ruth Reichard

Although there is no standard model of a “domestic violence court,” the term generally means a specialized court division where only domestic violence cases are filed or a specialized docket on which a trial court, which hears other types of cases, assigns domestic violence cases and hears them on a particular day or time.
In the [...]

2014 Committee Chairs

April 25, 2014 by Editor

Judicial Conference of Indiana and Indiana Judges Association
The Indiana Judicial Center announced the 2014 Committee Chairs. The committees and judges chairing them are listed below.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
David Avery
Allen Superior Court
Civil Benchbook
Gregory Horn
Wayne Superior Court
Community Relations
Kathleen Lang
LaPorte Superior Court
Court Alcohol and Drug Program Advisory Committee
Mary Ellen Diekhoff
Monroe Circuit Court 5
Court Personnel
Susan Orth
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