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Judges recognized for service, educational pursuits

October 24, 2014

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush recently recognized 17 judges for their long-time service or completion of educational programs through the Indiana Judicial Center.

The honors were presented at a 2014 judicial conference.

Five judges received the 24 Years of Service Award, which means those who are trial judges have typically been elected four times to a six-year term. Recipients are:

•    Allen Superior Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer
•    St. Joseph Superior Judge David C. Chapleau
•    Lake Superior Magistrate Judge Glenn D. Commons
•    Sullivan Circuit Judge P.J. Pierson
•    Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Patricia A. Riley

Twelve judges were recognized for completing 120 hours of education presented by the Indiana Judicial Center which enhance their legal knowledge and improve their personal and professional development. Those recipients are:

•    Jasper Superior Judge James R. Ahler
•    Boone Circuit Magistrate Judge Sally E. Berish
•    Dearborn Superior Judge Jonathan N. Cleary
•    Switzerland Circuit Judge W. Gregory Coy
•    Marion Superior Magistrate Judge Gael S. Deppert
•    Lake Superior Magistrate Judge Katherine J. Garza
•    Madison Circuit Judge David A. Happe
•    Franklin Circuit Clay M. Kellerman
•    Vanderburgh Superior Judge Mary Margaret Lloyd
•    Hancock Superior Judge Dan E. Marshall
•    Jennings Superior Judge Gary L. Smith
•    Perry Circuit Magistrate Judge Karen A. Werner
 

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