Sunday, December 4, 2016

Judge Harcourt receives distinguished service award

Judge Harcourt receives distinguished service award

September 21, 2016 by

Senior Judge Barbara Harcourt received the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) Distinguished Service Award on July 12 from NCSC President Mary McQueen. One of the highest awards presented by NCSC, it is presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to the justice system and who have supported NCSC’s mission.
Judge Harcourt was honored [...]

Bob Harkness named 2016 CASA of the Year

Bob Harkness named 2016 CASA of the Year

September 21, 2016 by

The State Office of GAL/CASA and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) began a partnership in 2007 to encourage more retired teachers to become advocates for abused and neglected children. In support of this partnership, each year the IRTA recognizes an outstanding IRTA member who has served as a CASA director, staff member or volunteer. [...]

Magistrate Heather Mollo featured in magazine

Magistrate Heather Mollo featured in magazine

September 21, 2016 by

Bartholomew County Magistrate Heather Mollo was featured in a recent article in Columbus-based She magazine titled “Courting Success: The women of the juvenile justice system work for local victories.” Magistrate Mollo was featured along with other women working with the Bartholomew County Juvenile Court and their experience handling cases involving juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect. [...]

Tippecanoe County’s Christa Coffey named Clerk of the Year

Tippecanoe County’s Christa Coffey named Clerk of the Year

September 21, 2016 by

Tippecanoe Circuit Clerk Christa Coffey was named the Clerk of the Year by the Association of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts of Indiana. Whitley Circuit Clerk Debbie Beers presented Coffey with the award during the Annual Clerk’s Conference, June 8 at the Renaissance North Hotel in Carmel. Coffey was among five nominees considered for [...]

VASIA announced as a ‘Program of Excellence’, Judge Schneider honored

VASIA announced as a ‘Program of Excellence’, Judge Schneider honored

April 26, 2016 by

The Franciscan St. Margaret Health Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) program was among ten (10) programs from across the country named a Program of Excellence by the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare.
Judge Diane K. Schneider, Lake Superior Court, Civil Division #7, is highly involved with this [...]

Judge Granger attends State of the Union with Senator Joe Donnelly

Judge Granger attends State of the Union with Senator Joe Donnelly

February 25, 2016 by

Judge Maria Granger, Founder of Indiana’s First Veterans Court, was a guest at the State of the Union Address.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly invited Floyd County Superior Court Judge Maria Granger as his guest to President Obama’s final State of the Union speech. Judge Granger established Indiana’s first Veterans Court in 2011, and there are now [...]

Judge Gregory Horn receives award from Arc of Indiana

Judge Gregory Horn receives award from Arc of Indiana

February 25, 2016 by

The Arc of Indiana honored Judge Gregory Horn, Wayne County Superior Court, with The Arc’s Community Involvement Award at their annual Appreciation Luncheon on December 4, 2015 for his support and dedication to guardianship services for people with disabilities in east central Indiana.
Judge Horn’s efforts to initiate a county-wide guardianship program date back to 2009, [...]

Judge Gull awarded for jury innovation work

Judge Gull awarded for jury innovation work

January 25, 2016 by

For the past 10 years, Allen County Superior Court Judge Frances C. Gull has been committed to improving the jury management system in her county. In her efforts to make the jury system more convenient for jurors, Judge Gull helped establish mJuror, a system specifically designed for smart devices that allows jurors to communicate [...]

Judge Wentworth receives award of excellence for Pro Bono service

Judge Wentworth receives award of excellence for Pro Bono service

January 25, 2016 by

Members of the Indiana Bar Foundation and the Indiana Pro Bono Commission selected the Honorable Martha B. Wentworth, Judge, Indiana Tax Court for the Randall T. Shepard Excellence in Pro Bono Award, the highest award given for a career of pro bono service.
Judge Wentworth is the immediate past chair of the Indiana Pro Bono Commission [...]

Justice David receives national award for work with children

Justice David receives national award for work with children

January 25, 2016 by

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steve H. David recently received national recognition for his work with children in court. Justice David was presented with the Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Distinguished System Leadership Award. He accepted the award on behalf of the Court family saying, “My role is easy when you have [...]

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