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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Allen Superior Court Judge John F. Surbeck the William H. Rehnquist Award."

Rebecca S. Green reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a long story that begins:

The National Center for State Courts is giving Allen Superior Court Judge John F. Surbeck the William H. Rehnquist Award.

The award is given annually to a state court judge to recognize judicial excellence. According the National Center for State Courts, the William H. Rehnquist Award honors judges who are taking bold steps to address a variety of issues affecting their communities.

The award recipient is recognized in the fall during an award ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court. The award highlights the judge’s work to provide model programs for court systems throughout the United States, according to the national center.

Surbeck started Indiana’s first Re-Entry Court and is considered a nationwide pioneer in re-entry courts. Surbeck confirmed Monday he will be given the award.

The award will be presented in November by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during an evening ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 14, 2012 09:28 AM
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