Thursday, July 24, 2014

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 [...]

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 [...]

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