Friday, October 31, 2014

People in the News and Other Items

People in the News and Other Items

October 3, 2014 by Editor

People in the News
Clerk’s Office
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 [...]

George B. Davis award and new staff at State Court Administration

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 [...]

2014 Committee Chairs

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
David Avery
Allen Superior Court
Civil Benchbook
Gregory Horn
Wayne Superior Court
Community Relations
Kathleen Lang
LaPorte Superior Court
Court Alcohol and Drug Program Advisory Committee
Mary Ellen Diekhoff
Monroe Circuit Court 5
Court Personnel
Susan Orth
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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 [...]

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