Sunday, December 21, 2014

All Courts Shall Be Open

All Courts Shall Be Open

October 3, 2014 by Editor

Continued emphasis on fair and impartial justice as Dickson transfers leadership to Rush
On June 11, 2014, Brent E. Dickson announced he would step down as Chief Justice of Indiana before September first and continue serving as an Associate Justice on the five-member Supreme Court. When Dickson informed the Judicial Nominating Commission of his plans, [...]

Hon. Jonathan A. Dartt

Hon. Jonathan A. Dartt

October 3, 2014 by Editor

This is the thirtieth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jonathan A. Dartt is our judge featured in this issue. He grew up in Spencer County, Indiana and went to Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating in 1988 with B.A. Degrees in [...]

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 [...]

Speak when you are angry & you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret

Speak when you are angry & you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret

June 26, 2014 by Editor

The Ethics of Judicial Campaigns: Part 2
One of the hottest topics these days in judicial elections is campaign speech. As judicial elections become more heated, so too does the campaign rhetoric. It is important to remember, however, that judicial elections are different than other elections.
Judicial candidates certainly maintain a first amendment right to express [...]

Hon. Lynne Elise Ellis

Hon. Lynne Elise Ellis

June 26, 2014 by Editor

This is the twenty-ninth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Martin Circuit Court Judge Lynne Ellis is our judge featured in this issue. She received her undergraduate degree from Oakland City University and her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) in [...]

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 [...]

On Your Mark, Get Set…Go?

On Your Mark, Get Set…Go?

April 25, 2014 by Editor

The Ethics of Judicial Campaigns (part 1 of 2)
A whirlwind of activity, the pulse of adrenaline, and general excitement (and despair) loom in the air—it’s the change of season. Racing, you say? No, it’s judicial campaign season.
With the primary elections approaching, I have received an increasing number of questions about judicial elections [...]

Hon. Lynn Murray

Hon. Lynn Murray

April 25, 2014 by Editor

This is the twenty-eighth of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Howard Circuit Court Judge Lynn Murray is our judge featured in this issue. She received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and her law degree from the Rutgers University School of [...]

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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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 [...]

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