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The Indiana Supreme Court has made appointments and reappointments to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education and the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Committee.

Wayne Superior Judge Charles Todd Jr. has been reappointed to another term to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. His current term expires at the end of the year. This new appointment will run through 2016.

Replacing Gerald Bishop and Michael Tolbert, whose terms expire Dec. 31, are Christina Miller of Crown Point and Shontrai Irving of Gary. Their terms will run through 2016.

Bartholomew Circuit Judge Stephen Heimann and Dr. Joseph Baruffi, Director of Student Relations at Valparaiso University School of Law, have been appointed to fill vacancies on the JLAP committee following the expiration of David Hurley’s term and the resignation of Gail Peshel. Judge Heimann’s term will expire Dec. 31, 2013; Baruffi’s term will go through 2012.

Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Elaine Brown will take over for Judge Carr Darden beginning Jan. 1, 2012. Her term will last through 2014.
 

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  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

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