Sunday, July 24, 2016

Geoffrey Slaughter named 109th Supreme Court Justice

Geoffrey Slaughter named 109th Supreme Court Justice

June 23, 2016 by Editor

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 [...]

Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

June 23, 2016 by Editor

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 [...]

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

June 23, 2016 by Editor

The Issue
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.
But [...]

Indiana JLAP responds to recent research on lawyer well-being

June 23, 2016 by Editor

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, [...]

Hon. Robert W. Freese

Hon. Robert W. Freese

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 [...]

The Bench Card

The Bench Card

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 [...]

When Stars Align

When Stars Align

February 25, 2016 by Editor

For many years, those working in the juvenile justice system have been concerned with the children that are involved with, and have needs in, both the juvenile delinquency and child welfare systems.
Juvenile judges, juvenile probation officers and Department of Child Services’ case managers have lamented for years the imaginary firewall that existed between juvenile probation [...]

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 Editor

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 Editor

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, [...]

Honorable Gail Bardach

Honorable Gail Bardach

February 25, 2016 by Editor

This is the thirty-sixth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary. Hamilton Superior Court Judge Gail Bardach is our judge featured in this issue.
Judge Bardach graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1972, and the IU McKinney School of Law in 1975. She served as [...]

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