Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush will deliver her first State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the General Assembly next week.
Rush is scheduled to deliver the constitutionally prescribed address at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Indiana House Chamber. The first female chief justice in Indiana, Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2012, and in August 2014 she was chosen to succeeded Justice Brent Dickson as chief.
Dickson, who delivered two State of the Judiciary addresses as chief justice, resigned from the leadership post to devote the remainder of his term to legal research, deciding cases and writing opinions. Dickson will remain on the court until he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 75 in July 2016.