A senior judge will begin serving as the Wabash Superior Court judge pro tempore this week after the sitting judge announced she will be temporarily unavailable to perform her duties.
The Indiana Supreme Court announced Thursday that Wabash Superior Court Judge Amy Conner Cornell will be temporarily unable to perform her duties beginning Saturday. In her place, senior judge Karen A. Springer will serve a term as the superior court judge pro tem.
Springer will have authority to continue the employment of court personnel and to discharge judicial duties. She will also be paid at the same rate as a regular judge beginning at the effective date of her appointment.
Cornell was appointed to the court by Gov. Eric Holcomb in 2017. She succeeded former Wabash Superior Judge Christopher Goff after his appointment last year to the Indiana Supreme Court.