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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ind. Courts - "Warrick County judge announces retirement"

Mark Wilson reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:

Boonville, Ind. - Warrick County Superior Court Judge Keith Meier has announced he will retire from the bench after Aug. 31 to focus more on his family and personal life.

In a letter to the Warrick County Bar Association and fellow judges, Meier said he isn't planning on giving up the law entirely.

"I do, however, hope to serve as senior judge and, perhaps, do some mediation or serve in some role as counsel to other lawyers," he wrote.

Meier said Monday that he would consider continuing to preside over Warrick County's Drunk Driving and Drug Court, which he created in 2005. The court program is specifically attached to Warrick Superior Court No. 1. Meier said he hoped whomever is appointed to replace him will continue it. * * *

Meier said he has called Gov. Mike Pence's office and the Indiana Supreme Court to notify them of his decision, as well as sending resignation letters.

It will be up to Pence to appoint someone to carry out the remaining three-and-a-half years of Meier's term.

Meier has presided over Warrick County Superior Court No. 1 for more than 14 years. He was first elected in 2000 after the retirement of former Judge Edward Campbell. He was re-elected 2006 and 2012.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 16, 2015 10:10 AM
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