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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Ind. Courts - More on "Location of new Vigo County court causes concern"

Updating Thursday's ILB entry titled "Location of new Vigo County court causes concern" is this story from Friday's Terre Haute TribStar reporting that all is well. Some quotes:

[Division 2 Judge Phil Adler] also said he decided to move the Division 2 court because a new judge, to be appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels by next month, will not have the benefit of attending a seminar for newly elected judges.

”We have all attended that seminar for newly elected judges, but this position has been created through legislation. The new judge will probably need some mentoring,“ Adler said. ”It will be more convenient to have Judges [David] Bolk and [Michael] Eldred to rely on at the courthouse instead of a new judge making telephone calls back and forth.“

Earlier this week, Eldred and Sheriff Jon Marvel voiced concern over security with the transporting and monitoring felons to the temporary site. Eldred told commissioners the new sixth court, under a proposed plan, is to handle 50 percent of all felony criminal cases next year. That new court also will handle divorce cases. That additional security to move the inmates from the county jail to the temporary courtroom could have cost as much as $100,000.

Division 2 court will be moved back into the County Courthouse after one year, before the completion of the more than $8 million courthouse interior renovation project. The project is slated to be finished in about 11/2 years.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 15, 2005 08:39 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts