An Allen Superior judge and a Louisville journalist received the Community Relations Committee awards this year from the Indiana Judges Association.
Allen Superior Judge Nancy E. Boyer was recognized for her work with the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program in Allen County. She was a leader behind the program, and within the first four months, helped 18 homeowners avoid foreclosure. This helped save the county at least $720,000.
Harold J. Adams of The Courier-Journal in Louisville was honored for his reporting on the plea bargaining process. He used the Indiana Judicial Service Report to review trial court statistics.
Also at the 2011 judicial conference, Knox Circuit Judge Sherry B. Gregg Gilmore received a certificate from the Indiana Master’s Certificate Program, and Johnson Superior Judge Cynthia Emkes and White Circuit Judge Robert Thacker were honored for their long-time service on the bench. Thirty-four judicial officers also received an Indiana Judicial College certificate. This year’s group of graduates is the second-largest class ever.