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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
Allen Superior Court
Wayne Superior Court
LaPorte Superior Court
Court Alcohol and Drug Program Advisory Committee
Mary Ellen Diekhoff
Monroe Circuit Court 5