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Celebrating Constitution Day

Celebrating Constitution Day

February 7, 2014 by Editor

In September, forty-eight judges and one Supreme Court staff attorney visited schools across the state in celebration of Constitution Day. September 17, 2013 marked the 226th anniversary of the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia.
For decades September 17th was noted on calendars as “Citizenship Day,” but rarely received much attention.
That all changed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hon. Mark E. Spitzer

Hon. Mark E. Spitzer

February 7, 2014 by Editor

This is the twenty-seventh of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Grant County Circuit Court Judge Mark E. Spitzer is our judge featured in this issue. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the IU McKinney School [...]

Juvenile Law: Special Edition – Introduction

Juvenile Law: Special Edition – Introduction

October 28, 2013 by Editor

The Indiana Court Times Editorial Board is pleased to present this special edition on Juvenile Law.
Traditionally, Court Times includes stories and information on a variety of topics, but the Board decided our readers would appreciate a special issue dedicated to how the courts serve children in our state.
There are many exciting initiatives underway designed to [...]

Our Children’s Potential

Our Children’s Potential

October 28, 2013 by Editor

At a recent conference, judges from across the state were treated to a first-rate performance by the Fort Wayne Voices of Unity Youth Choir. The remarkable poise and professional sound of the young choir led the judges to a standing ovation.
The majority of this special edition of Indiana Court Times focuses on children in [...]

Hon. Vicki Carmichael

Hon. Vicki Carmichael

October 28, 2013 by Editor

This is the twenty-sixth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Clark County Circuit Court #4 Judge Vicki Carmichael is our judge featured in this issue. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University Southeast and her law degree from the University of Louisville.
Following graduation from [...]

Education Abroad: Indiana Court of Appeals Judges Travel to Turkey

Education Abroad: Indiana Court of Appeals Judges Travel to Turkey

August 16, 2013 by Editor

“The world is globalizing and law is universalizing.” So begins a letter from the Justice Academy of Turkey to selected American judges who were invited to Turkey in June to exchange knowledge with Turkish judges and prosecutors in training.
Some urgency attended the message. Turkey has been reforming its judicial system for a decade, not least [...]

Paid Per Ticket: Not a Wise Judicial Pay Arrangement

Paid Per Ticket: Not a Wise Judicial Pay Arrangement

August 16, 2013 by Editor

So now that I have your attention—no, I’m not talking about bribery or ticket fixing. Rather, the subject of this article is judicial pay arrangements which are based on some factor other than an annual fixed salary, e.g. paid per traffic ticket filed in or disposed of by the court.
While the purpose of such [...]

Hon. Phillip I. Adler

Hon. Phillip I. Adler

August 16, 2013 by Editor

This is the twenty-fifth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Vigo County Superior Court Judge Phillip I. Adler is our judge featured in this issue. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington. Following graduation from law school, he [...]

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