A new judge pro tempore will begin serving in the Lawrence Superior Court this month after the current judge pro tem announced he would no longer be able to fulfill his duties.
Judge Michael A. Robbins retired from his seat on the Lawrence Superior Court 1 bench effective Dec. 31, but immediately began serving as judge pro tempore in that court on Jan. 1. Robbins has since informed the Indiana Supreme Court that he will not be able to continue his service after Feb. 19.
A Wednesday order appointed Senior Judge G. Thomas Gray as judge pro tempore of Superior Court 1 in Bedford, effective Feb. 20. Gray will continue his service until April 1, or until a successor assumes officer, whichever occurs first.
Gray will have authority to discharge all of the duties of judge and will be compensated at the same rate as the regular judge.