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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ind. Courts - Chief Justice Dickson's note to fellow judges

Here is the note the Chief Justice has sent to his fellow judicial officers throughout the state:

Dear fellow Indiana judicial officer,

Today I am announcing my decision to step down as Chief Justice and resume my role as an Associate Justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as Chief for two years, but the time is right to pass the baton on to one of my colleagues, each of whom are well-prepared to carry on in the leadership position. I will be 73 years old next month, with only two years left before mandatory retirement. I am looking forward to spending that time primarily doing legal research, making decisions, and writing opinions.

The Judicial Nominating Commission is expected to select my successor on August 6. By September 1, I will turn over the reins to one of my fine colleagues.

I am very proud of the dedicated work done by Indiana’s judicial officers; it has been a privilege and honor to have had the opportunity serve you as Chief Justice. Thank you for your terrific support and cooperation. I look forward to seeing you in September at the annual conference.

Highest regards,

Brent E. Dickson

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 11, 2014 01:24 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts