The state’s newest judge in the Northern District of Indiana will be formally sworn in Oct. 29 at the Robert A. Grant Federal Building and Courthouse in South Bend.
The investiture ceremony for U.S. District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio begins at 2 p.m., with a reception following from 4 to 6 p.m. at the South Bend Museum of Art, 120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend.
Judge DeGuilio succeeded the late U.S. Judge Allen Sharp. President Barack Obama chose him for the bench in January and he was confirmed by the full Senate in May. Before becoming a judge, he was legal counsel for Peoples Bank in Munster and had served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana from 1993 to 1999. Judge DeGuilio also previously worked as a prosecuting attorney and public defender in Lake County.
The ceremony is open to the public, but seating is limited. To attend, RSVP by calling (574) 246-8023 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 21.