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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ind. Courts - "Courts haven't seen last of outgoing judge"

That is the headline to this story by James Sprague in the Connersville News Examiner that begins:

She might not have won her bid for re-election last month, but the outgoing judge of the Fayette Circuit Court won’t become a stranger to the courtroom any time soon.

Fayette Circuit Court Judge Beth A. Butsch, last week, received her certification from the Indiana Supreme Court to be appointed as a Senior Judge for the state, which adds her to a list of more than 80 retired or former judges throughout the state who, when needed, fill in as either replacements in the absence of a regular judge or if needed to oversee certain kinds of cases or court programs.

The Indiana Legislature, in 1989, established the Senior Judge program as a way to help “supplement existing judicial resources.”

And the Columbus Republic today reports on the retirement of Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Stephen Heimann:
When he retires, Heimann, 62, will leave office as the longest-serving judge in Bartholomew County history. His longevity is significant, but it doesn’t begin to describe the impact Heimann has had on the court system and in social issues.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 28, 2016 09:41 AM
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