After the general elections on November 4, 2014, forty-three new judges took the bench on January 1, 2015, and they were joined by twenty-three newly appointed magistrates. Five of the new sitting judges are from prosecutor positions (two prosecutors and three deputy prosecutors), four were previously magistrates, and one was a juvenile court referee
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 [...]
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 [...]
St. Joseph Circuit Court Judge Michael G. Gotsch Sr. was selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Judge Award from the Indiana State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Young Lawyers Section. The award was presented at the ISBA’s annual meeting in French Lick.
Judge Gotsch was appointed to the St. Joseph Circuit Court by Gov. Joe Kernan in [...]
Dear Ms. Meiring,
With the holiday season approaching, Charity Y would like to know whether it is ethically permissible for our local judge to dress up like Santa Claus and pass out donated presents to the less fortunate kids in the community at our annual holiday party.
Virginia, Director of Charity Y
Ah, the holidays – ‘tis the [...]
This is the thirty-fourth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Monroe Circuit Court Div. 5 Judge Mary Ellen Diekhoff is our judge featured in this issue.
Judge Diekhoff graduated from Valparaiso University in 1980 and then Indiana University Bloomington Mauer School of Law in 1986.
After a few [...]
“So what does the Community Relations Committee do anyway?”
As chair of the Community Relations Committee, I hear this question on a regular basis. And I’m always happy to let judges know of the important, yet quiet work that is done by the Committee.
One of the primary goals of the Community Relations Committee is to [...]
Former Chief Justice Shepard receives ABA Marshall Award
The American Bar Association presented the prestigious 2015 John Marshall Award to former Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. He was the longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana, and is the recipient of the award named for the longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme [...]
July 14, 2015 by Editor
This is the thirty-third of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Stephen R. Heimann is our judge featured in this issue. Judge Heimann graduated from Wabash College in 1977 and Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 1980. While [...]
May 12, 2015 by Editor
This is the thirty-second of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Steuben Superior Court Judge William C. Fee is our judge featured in this issue. He grew up in Angola in Steuben County and went to Purdue University, graduating in 1977. He graduated from Case Western [...]