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Monday, July 11, 2016

Ind. Courts - Judges named to temporarily fill Henry Circuit Court vacancy to result from Judge Willis' July 22nd resignation

Following from this ILB post of June 17th headed "Judge Mary Willis named Court's first Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)," the Supreme Court has just named transitional judges to fill the upcoming Henry Circuit Court 1 vacancy until a Governor's appointee assumes office. Here is the order, filed July 8th and posted today. It begins:

The Honorable Mary G. Willis, Judge of the Henry Circuit Court, has notified the Court of her resignation from the office effective at the end of business on July 22, 2016. Judge Willis has tendered her resignation so that she may join the Court as its new Chief Administrative Officer.

We find that in the interest of continuing the orderly administration of justice alternative arrangements for a judicial officer in Henry Circuit Court are necessary until a successor is named by the Governor. The Court has been advised that Senior Judge Jack Tandy is willing to serve as senior judge in Henry Circuit Court on a part-time basis commencing August 1, 2016. Further, the Executive Director of State Court Administration, pursuant to IC 33-24-6-10, has recommended that Judges Kit C. Dean Crane and Bob A. Witham be temporarily transferred to Henry Circuit Court 1 to facilitate the judicial work of the court. The Court has been advised that Judges Crane and Witham are willing to serve at such times that Judge Tandy is not available.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 11, 2016 09:10 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts