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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Warrick County fills new magistrate post"

Rich Miller of Warrick 14News had this item yesterday:

The Warrick County courts have appointed Jacob Zach Winsett to fill the newly created magistrate position. The position was created by the Indiana General Assembly during the 2013 legislative session as the result of a Bill authored by State Rep. Ron Bacon, co-authored by State Rep. Suzanne Crouch and sponsored in the Senate by Vanetta Becker. The position is funded by the State, and the magistrate serves at the discretion of the three Warrick County judges.

Winsett is a partner in the firm of Scales & Winsett in Boonville. He was selected from a panel of 27 applicants. * * *

A magistrate is an appointed judicial officer who exercises substantially the same powers and authority as an elected judge.

Winsett will be initially assigned to hear misdemeanor, small claims, protective order, paternity and reciprocal child support cases. He will assume his responsibilities on August 5.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 5, 2013 09:38 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts