Thursday, April 24, 2014

Judge Bonfiglio Receives Community Partner of the Year Award

Judge Bonfiglio Receives Community Partner of the Year Award

February 7, 2014 by Editor

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:

Make [...]

Lisa Plencner Receives Liberty Bell Award

Lisa Plencner Receives Liberty Bell Award

February 7, 2014 by Editor

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 [...]

Court of Appeals Selects Nancy H. Vaidik as Chief Judge

Court of Appeals Selects Nancy H. Vaidik as Chief Judge

February 7, 2014 by Editor

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 [...]

New Adult Guardianship Attorney at State Court Administration

New Adult Guardianship Attorney at State Court Administration

February 7, 2014 by Editor

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 [...]

State Commission on Improving the Status of Children

State Commission on Improving the Status of Children

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 [...]

New Staff Attorneys at State Court Administration

New Staff Attorneys at State Court Administration

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 [...]

Susan Lightfoot Named to the Order of Augustus

Susan Lightfoot Named to the Order of Augustus

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 [...]

Jane Seigel Receives Certificate of Graduation from JDAI Applied Leadership Network

Jane Seigel Receives Certificate of Graduation from JDAI Applied Leadership Network

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 [...]

Cindy Houseman Receives YWCA Woman of Distinction Award

Cindy Houseman Receives YWCA Woman of Distinction Award

June 24, 2013 by Editor

Cindy Houseman, Tippecanoe County Court Services Director, has been selected by the Greater Lafayette YWCA as a “Woman of Distinction” for 2013. She was recognized at an award ceremony held on March 5, 2013 for her selfless commitment to community service and her willingness to meaningfully participate when asked and by showing what community involvement [...]

Awards and Appointments

May 6, 2013 by Editor

The Indiana State Bar Association, at the fall meeting’s Awards luncheon on October 25, 2012, recognized several members of the courts’ family for their tireless efforts and outstanding achievements, including the following:
Presidential Citation
Hon. Steven H. David
Justice, Indiana Supreme Court
Terry L. Harrell
Executive Director, Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
Outstanding Judge Award
Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section
Hon. [...]

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