Many judges, magistrates, and commissioners were recognized by Chief Justice Loretta Rush for their commitment to higher education and their long-time service. Fourteen judicial officers received an Indiana Judicial College certificate, twenty-nine received an Indiana Graduate Program for Judges certificate, and eleven were honored for Years of Service on the bench. The honors were presented at an annual judicial conference.
Local Judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs were recognized for completion of the Indiana Graduate Program for Judges. The Graduate Program is for judges who desire an in-depth and intensive learning experience. The Program requires one week of course work and additional assignments for two consecutive summers.
The Indiana Office of Court Services is part of the Office of Judicial Administration. It serves as the state’s judicial research and continuing judicial education agency. It develops and sponsors educational programming for judges, probation officers, and other court personnel. The Office works to enhance the performance of the judicial system by continuously improving the professional competence of judicial officers.