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Area Judges Recognized At Annual Educational Conference
Updated October 27, 2017 7:10 AM
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(UNDATED) - Many judges and magistrates were recognized by Chief Justice Loretta Rush for their commitment to higher education and their long-time service.

The list includes Lawrence County Superior Court I Judge Michael Robbins, Orange County Judge R. Michael Cloud, Greene County Judge Erik 'Chip' Allen, Monroe County Judges Mary Ellen Diekhoff, Senior Judge E. Michael Hoff, Judge Teresa D. Harper and Judge Frances G. Hill.

Forty-nine judicial officers received an Indiana Judicial College certificate and nine judicial officers were honored for 24 years of service on the bench. The honors were presented at an annual judicial conference.

Indiana Judicial College:

A judicial officer must complete 120 hours of education presented by the Indiana Office of Court Services to receive this certificate. The programs offered are designed for judicial officers to enhance their legal knowledge and improve their personal and professional development.

  • Judge William E. Alexa (Porter)
  • Judge Erik 'Chip' Allen (Greene)
  • Magistrate Diana J. Burleson (Marion)
  • Magistrate Jeanene E. Calabrese (Starke)
  • Magistrate Gary Keith Chavers (Marion)
  • Judge Elizabeth Ann Christ (Marion)
  • Magistrate Stephen D. Clase (Madison)
  • Judge R. Michael Cloud (Orange)
  • Judge Richard D. Culver (Hancock)
  • Judge Mary Ellen Diekhoff (Monroe)
  • Judge Steven Eichholtz (Marion)
  • Magistrate Anne Flannelly (Marion)
  • Magistrate Katherine R. Forbes (Porter)
  • Magistrate Danielle Gaughan (Marion)
  • Judge Alicia A. Gooden (Marion)
  • Judge Clayton A. Graham (Marion)
  • Judge Faith A. Graham (Tippecanoe)
  • Judge Thomas M. Hakes (Huntington)
  • Judge Teresa D. Harper (Monroe)
  • Magistrate Peggy Ryan Hart (Marion)
  • Judge Grant W. Hawkins (Marion)
  • Judge Calvin D. Hawkins (Lake)
  • Judge Daniel G. Heath (Allen)
  • Judge Frances G. Hill (Monroe)
  • Judge George A. Hopkins (Howard)
  • Judge Elizabeth C. Hurley (St. Joseph)
  • Magistrate Beth Lynne Jansen (Marion)
  • Magistrate Samuel Keirns (Allen)
  • Judge Dana J. Kenworthy (Grant)
  • Judge David D. Kiely (Vanderburgh)
  • Judge Chad Edward Kukelhan (Adams)
  • Judge Stanley Levine (Allen)
  • Judge Michael J. Lewis (Vigo)
  • Judge Jenny Pitts Manier (St. Joseph)
  • Magistrate Jill R. Marcrum (Vanderburgh)
  • Judge Jane Woodward Miller (St. Joseph)
  • Magistrate Michael N. Pagano (Lake)
  • Judge Becky Pierson-Treacy (Marion)
  • Magistrate Gwenn R. Rinkenberger (Porter)
  • Judge John T. Roach (Vigo)
  • Judge Michael Robbins (Lawrence)
  • Judge Evan Roberts (Elkhart)
  • Judge Timothy P. Spahr (Miami)
  • Magistrate Scott Stowers (Marion)
  • Judge Douglas A. Tate (Howard)
  • Judge Kathleen Tighe Coriden (Bartholomew)
  • Judge Joseph D. Trout (Clay)
  • Judge Martha Blood Wentworth (Tax Court)
  • Judge Dean A. Young (Blackford)

24 Years of Service:

This award is presented to judicial officers with 24 years of service on the bench. Judges are typically elected to a six-year term; therefore, a judge receiving this certificate has likely been elected four times.

  • Judge Robert R. Aylsworth (Warrick)
  • Senior Judge E. Michael Hoff (Monroe)
  • Magistrate Jeffrey Miller (Lake)
  • Judge Sheila M. Moss (Lake)
  • Judge Clarence D. Murray (Lake)
  • Judge Frank Newkirk (Washington)
  • Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider (Lake)
  • Judge Nancy Harris Vaidik (Court of Appeals)
  • Judge Marianne L. Vorhees (Delaware)

The Indiana Office of Court Services is part of the Office of Judicial Administration. It serves as the state's judicial research and continuing judicial education agency. It develops and sponsors education programming for judges, probation officers and other court personnel. The Office works to enhance the performance of the judicial system by continuously improving the professional competence of judicial officers.

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