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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 [...]

A Judges Perspective: Veterans Courts

A Judges Perspective: Veterans Courts

February 25, 2016 by Editor

Throughout Indiana, we are expanding access and refining our approach to veterans’ justice statewide.
Our goal is to have at least 1 Veterans Court in each of the 26 judicial districts – eliminating all boundaries.
To accomplish this locally, we have broadened our county Veterans Court program to a district-wide program.
Finding an effective approach to mental health [...]

State of the Judiciary

State of the Judiciary

February 25, 2016 by Editor

A Constitution Powerful in its Simplicity, clear in its Mandate
On January 13, 2016, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush delivered her second address on the condition of the courts to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly.
Highlights of the speech follow. We also invite you to read the entire text, watch the video, and see [...]

Indiana welcomes new Judges & Magistrates

Indiana welcomes new Judges & Magistrates

January 25, 2016 by Editor

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
The [...]

Judge Gull awarded for jury innovation work

Judge Gull awarded for jury innovation work

January 25, 2016 by Editor

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 [...]

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