IJA MEMBERS

Judicial Officers in Indiana

INDIANA JUDGES ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

Judicial Officers in Indiana

Indiana has a unique and robust method of selecting judges. This differs among the 92 Indiana counties and varies among partisan and bi-partisan elected judges, appointed judges and judges chosen by merit selection.

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The purposes of the IJA are to:


  1. Establish and cultivate an acquaintance between all judges of the State of Indiana.
  2. Meet and assist each of the members in obtaining a state view of the operations of the legislative enactments and the application of state laws.
  3. Confer with the representatives of other departments of government.
  4. Render such assistance as this organization is capable of furnishing as the result of its membership having experience as judges and having direct knowledge from observation of the effect of legislation.
  5. Exert a coordinated effort toward a better and simpler administration of justice and more clear and uniform procedure in all courts.
  6. Advocate for fair compensation and benefit/retirement programs for judicial officers.
  7. Preserve and protect judicial independence.
MEMBERS

  • Appellate Court Judges - Judges of the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Tax Court and the Indiana Appellate Court.
  • Trial Court Judges - The elected or appointed Judges of all Indiana Circuit, Superior and Probate Courts.
  • Senior Judges - Retired Judges who qualify as Senior Judges and serve by appointment in the absence of the regular sitting judge of a Court.
  • Retired Judges - Retired Judges have previously served as elected or appointed judicial officers but are not currently serving in any judicial capacity.
  • Magistrates- Magistrates are appointed by the Judges or Judges of a Court or County. They are assigned cases by local rule.

PAST PRESIDENTS

Fred E. Hines
John W. Craig
Charles E. Smith
Frank B. Russell
Alonzo O. Bales
John M. Paris
Howard L. Hancock
Benjamin E. Buente
Dan Pyle
William Fitzgerald
Edgard A. Rice
A. Dale Eby
W. Lynn Parkinson
George W. Long
William F. Marshall
Russell Gordon
Lloyd D. Claycombe
Ralph Seal
Douglas Elwood
Addison Beavers
Harold Korn
Felix A. Kaul
Joe W. Lowdermilk
Frank Fisher
Lester Nixon
James J. Richards
Lester G. Baker
John W. Goddard
Wesley W. Ratliff, Jr.
Harold J. Bitzegaio
Robert R. Brown
James C. Puckett
Joseph L. Hensley
John L. Kellam
John G. Baker
Gerald S. Zore
Ernest E. Yelton
Thomas Newman, Jr.
Michael D. Cook
Paul D. Mathias
Mary Lee Comer
Thomas K. Milligan
Nancy Harris Vaidik
Marc R. Kellams
John M. Marnocha
Thomas J. Felts
J. Terrence Cody
Robyn L. Moberly
John R. Pera
Mary Willis
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