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 [...]
October 28, 2013 by Editor
The newly formed Commission on Improving the Status of Children held its inaugural meeting on August 21, 2013. Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 125 into law effective July 1, 2013. The multi-branch statewide Commission is aimed at improving the status of children in Indiana. In cooperation with other stakeholders, Commission members [...]
August 16, 2013 by Editor
The Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration welcomed their newest Staff Attorney, Ruth Reichard. Ruth brings with her over 27 years of combined litigation, judicial and teaching experience, as well as a passion for domestic violence issues.
She served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Marion County, and then as a Judge in [...]
June 24, 2013 by Jennifer Bauer
Every Indiana probation officer knows John Augustus. Thanks to a grainy video copy of “Sentence Deferred,” a 1957 episode in The Christophers television series, probation officers learn at their orientation that John Augustus was a Boston boot-maker in the mid-1800’s and is credited as the father of probation.
The Probation Officers Advisory Board of the [...]
June 24, 2013 by Editor
Jane A. Seigel, Executive Director of the Indiana Judicial Center, received her certificate of graduation as one of only 10 participants in the Class of 2012-2013 from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s JDAI Applied Leadership Network. The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) was designed to support the Casey Foundation’s vision that all youth involved in [...]