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Candidates sought for Allen County magistrate

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Allen Circuit Court is seeking qualified candidates for the position of magistrate.

The magistrate presides over domestic relations, civil and criminal cases as well as IV-D cases under the direction and supervision of the Allen Circuit Court judge. To qualify for the position, candidates must be admitted to the practice of law in Indiana; have experience in all areas of legal practice; and have the ability to work on several tasks at the same time and complete assignments effectively in an environment that has frequent distractions and interruptions.

Applications must be submitted electronically to Eric Zimmerman at eric.zimmerman@co.allen.in.us by 4:30 p.m. July 8. Any candidate who tenders an application agrees to accept the position of magistrate of the Allen Circuit Court if it is offered.

To request an application, contact Zimmerman through his email address. In addition to the application, candidates must provide an official transcript from their undergraduate study and law school. Transcripts need to be sent to the Allen Circuit Court, Attn.: Eric Zimmerman, 715 South Calhoun St., Room 300, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

The court anticipates holding interviews the week of July 8 and choosing a candidate the week of July 15. The expected start date is Aug. 1.



 

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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