60 senior judges certified for 2018

December 20, 2017

The Indiana Supreme Court has certified 60 judicial officers as senior judges for the coming year.

In an order down Monday, the high court re-certified 56 senior judges to retain their senior judge status through Dec. 31, 2018. The 56 senior judges – including former Justice Robert Rucker, who took senior status with the Indiana Court of Appeals after his retirement from the Indiana Supreme Court last May – each met the qualifications for recertification under Indiana Code section 33-27-4-1, according to the Monday order.

Additionally, three trial court judges and a trial court magistrate received initial certification as senior judges, effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018. The judges, who were found to be qualified for senior status under I.C. 33-23-3-2, include:

  • Tippecanoe Circuit Judge Thomas H. Busch
  • Allen Superior Judge Daniel G. Heath
  • Former Crawford Circuit Judge Kenneth L. Lopp
  • Marion Superior Magistrate Judge Victoria M. Ransberger

All orders certifying and re-certifying 2018 senior judges can be read here.


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