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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court has filled two advertised positions

First, as the ILB posted on June 26th, the position of Deputy Clerk, the job Heather Smith (now Clerk in Kansas) formerly held, has been filled. This April 29th ILB post reported the announcement of the opening.

Second, on Sept. 25, 2013, the Supreme Court announced a new position that intrigued many:

The Indiana Supreme Court is seeking applicants for a new position which will provide counsel to the Chief Justice in fiscal and operational matters and assist the Chief Justice in various administrative duties. A job description can be found at [ILB: no longer available] which gives details as to the expected duties and responsibilities.

Minimum qualifications are admission to legal practice and good standing, with at least 5 years of Indiana law practice. Due to the financial and business responsibilities, preference will be given to candidates who are also a CPA, have an MBA, or significant business experience.

Essential skills for the position include good communication skills and experience, strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook products, and ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets, database programs, and work with numbers and financial calculations.

This is an unclassified executive position; the salary will range from $85,000.00 to $110,000.00, depending on experience and strengths. General state benefits apply.

The deadline for applying for this position is October 31, 2013.

In reponse to an inquiry from the ILB on July 10th, saying that I had heard that both positions have been filled, but that I may have missed the announcement, the ILB received this prompt note from the Supreme Court's public information office:
Hi Marcia,

Here is some information on these two positions. We do not write press releases for most hires — so you did not miss anything. I have you on our regular media distribution list.

Fenton D. Strickland is the new Counselor to the Chief Justice for Finance and Operations. He brings a high degree of finance and legal training and experience. Fenton is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with an undergraduate accounting degree from Indiana University. He is a CPA (inactive) and has over ten years of experience serving several businesses in various financial roles, including assistant controller, cost accounting manager, corporate finance supervisor, and accountant. After law school and following two years serving as a law clerk to Justice Brent Dickson, Fenton joined the Indianapolis law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as a member of the Tax Advocacy practice group representing clients ranging from sole proprietorships to multinational corporations.

Gregory R. Pachmayr is the new Deputy Clerk of Courts. He earned his JD and MPA from IU-Bloomington. He served with the Peace Corps in South Africa for two years before going to law school. Gregory most recently served as the Director of the Board of Pharmacy at the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.


Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 17, 2014 09:25 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts