July 14, 2015 by Editor
The Indiana Civic Health Index is the result of a partnership among the following entities: Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Bar Foundation, Indiana University Northwest, IU Center for Civic Literacy, The Center on Congress, and the National Conference on Citizenship. The foreword is by former Chief Justice, Randall T. Shepard, and former U.S. Representative and current [...]
May 12, 2015 by Editor
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan announced that Judge Valeri Haughton-Motley was named Bloomington’s Woman of the Year.
She was honored during Women’s History Month for her outstanding service to the community.
Judge Haughton-Motley was selected by members of the Woman of the Year Subcommittee of the City of Bloomington’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Judge Haughton-Motley as the [...]
February 24, 2015 by Editor
Leslie Dunn, State Director of GAL/CASA at the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration, was awarded the Honorable Viola J. Taliaferro Award by the Indiana State Bar Association on October 8, 2014 at the Bar’s annual meeting. The award, which was presented to Leslie by the Civil Rights of Children Committee, is [...]
October 3, 2014 by Editor
People in the News
Gregory Pachmayr became the new Deputy Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court in June 2014. Before joining the Supreme Court staff, Greg was the Director of the Indiana Board of Pharmacy. He has multiple degrees including a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University [...]
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 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
Judge David C. Bonfiglio of Elkhart Superior Court 6 received the 2013 Community Partner of the Year Award from the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at their annual conference in Indianapolis on Sept. 30th.
Mark Fairchild, Executive Director, NASW Indiana Chapter outlined the criteria for the award. The award recipient must:
Lisa Plencner has been selected as the recipient of the Liberty Bell Award from the Indiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is the single largest legal organization in the state. The award was presented at the State Bar’s annual meeting in French Lick on [...]
The Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana has selected Judge Nancy H. Vaidik to succeed Judge Margret G. Robb as the court’s next chief judge. Vaidik’s three-year term of office started Jan. 1, 2014.
Vaidik was appointed to the Court of Appeals in February 2000 and was retained by election in 2002 and 2012. She will [...]
Erica Costello joined the Division of State Court Administration as its new and first Adult Guardianship attorney. Before joining STAD, Erica served for eight years as the Director of the Adult Protective Services in northern Indiana. Her offices were with the St. Joseph Prosecuting Attorney but she served multiple counties and has already [...]