On August 11, colleagues, friends, and family filled the atrium outside the Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom to offer well-wishes and congratulations to the newest Justice of the Court – Geoffrey Slaughter. Justice Slaughter officially joined the Court in June, when he was sworn-in by Chief Justice Loretta Rush during a private ceremony.
Justice Slaughter’s public swearing-in [...]
This is the thirty-ninth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Fayette Circuit Court Judge Beth Ann Butsch is our judge featured in this issue. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1981, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Governor Mike Pence has named Geoffrey G. Slaughter as the 109th Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
Mr. Slaughter was one of three finalists for the position on the state’s high court after the April retirement of Justice Brent E. Dickson. Thirty judges and lawyers from across the state applied for the position.
According to the Indiana [...]
This is the thirty-eighth of our Court Times articles that highlight up-close-and-personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary
Fountain Circuit Court Judge Susan Orr Henderson is our judge featured in this issue. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1980, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Dayton School of [...]
Unless they are there for a wedding or an adoption, people rarely come to court for a happy, positive reason. Judges who handle criminal cases involving allegations of spousal or child abuse, sexual assault, or other violent crimes can count on seeing people who have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetimes.
A recent study by the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation confirms what many in our profession have long suspected: lawyers suffer from mental health and substance use issues at a higher rate than the general population and other professionals.
Nearly 13,000 attorneys in 19 states completed screening instruments for problematic alcohol use, [...]
April 26, 2016 by Editor
This is the thirty-seventh of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Hendricks Superior Court Judge Robert W. Freese is our judge featured in this issue. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marian College, cum laude, in 1981, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the [...]
April 26, 2016 by Editor
A tool for working with Court Interpreters
The decision to appoint an interpreter is a very important task for judicial officers. There is a need for a higher degree of coordination and uniformity regarding interpretation in courtrooms. Therefore, judicial officers must be provided with a uniform guide regarding working with court interpreters during court proceedings.
The Division [...]