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Monday, March 06, 2017

Ind. Courts - "A former Henry County judge is enjoying her new career at the Statehouse"

That is the lede to this story by Kevin Green in the New Castle Courier-Times. Some quotes:

Judge Mary Willis was elected a Henry County Circuit Court Judge in 2002. When she left the local bench, she was judge of Henry Circuit Court 1 and the county’s juvenile court. She continued to serve as a local judge until last summer when she accepted a position as the chief administrative officer (CAO) of the Indiana Supreme Court, a position created earlier in the year. She began her duties as CAO July 23, 2016.

In addressing the Henry County Republican Club Thursday, Willis explained that her new role basically translates into being the chief of staff for the Indiana Supreme Court. She oversees approximately 250 people, which allows the Indiana Supreme Court judges to focus on writing opinions and hearing cases.

“My job is to basically lift the administrative responsibilities off the judges,” she said. “I don’t hear cases, I have an administrative role as a judge now. I qualify as a senior judge, but I’m not hearing any cases.”

The judge said the thing she misses most about being a local judge is seeing and dealing with the citizens of Henry County.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 6, 2017 03:08 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts