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Indiana Lawyer Rehearing

After a year of preparation, Marion Superior Juvenile Judge Marilyn Moores left for an 11-month mission to Afghanistan to help rebuild the war-torn country’s farming and agricultural infrastructure.

Presiding over the juvenile court since 2005, Judge Moores is a lieutenant colonel with the Indiana National Guard. She left Sept. 25 for the mission in the Khost province, south of Kabul. She is expected to return in August 2011, and the judge began a leave of absence in the early summer when training began at Camp Atterbury.

In Judge Moores’ 25-year military career, she has never had a chance to serve overseas. She said previously she was eager for this opportunity, as it presented a chance to make peace and not fight the war. The judge is part of the third of five agribusiness teams that have traveled there, and her agricultural experience comes from her personal background in agriculture and horse farming. A 36-person security force is accompanying the team.

Juvenile Magistrate Gary Chavers is presiding in her absence.
 

Rehearing "Judge preps for special mission to Afghanistan" IL Oct. 28-Nov. 10, 2009

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