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Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court appoints Judge Pro Tempore to Judge Kimberly Brown's seat

From the order, filed Jan. 23rd:

On January 9, 2014, this Court issued an Order suspending the Honorable Kimberly J. Brown pending final disposition of the disciplinary matter pending against her under case number 49S00-1308-JD-560. Accordingly, we find that in the interest of continuing the orderly administration of justice and pursuant to Ind.Trial Rule 63, a Judge Pro Tempore should be appointed temporarily to discharge the duties of that office. Further, this Court has been advised that Mr. David Cook, an attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana, is willing to serve as Judge Pro Tempore.

IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Mr. David Cook is appointed as Judge Pro Tempore in the Marion Superior Court upon taking and tiling an appropriate oath of office, commencing February 10,2014, and until further Order of this Court.

This Order shall be sufficient authority for Judge Cook to continue the employment of court personnel and otherwise discharge the duties of Judge of the Marion Superior Court. Judge Cook shall be entitled to compensation for this service, paid by the State of Indiana, computed at the same rate as the regular judge commencing from the effective date of his appointment, pursuant to T.R. 63(D).

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 24, 2014 02:51 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts