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Judges and magistrates across the state were recognized by the Supreme Court for their commitment to higher education and their long-time service. Nine judicial officers received an Indiana Judicial College certificate, and 15 were honored for years of service on the bench.

The accomplishments were celebrated during the annual judicial conference, which was held virtually to accommodate social distancing measures.

Indiana Judicial College

Judicial officers must complete 120 hours of education presented by the Indiana Office of Court Services to receive this certificate. The program enhances legal knowledge and improves personal and professional development.

Hon. Kelly Benjamin, Bartholomew
Mag. Susan Boatright, Marion
Hon. Crystal Brucker Kocher, Pulaski
Hon. Lynne Ellis, Martin
Hon. Paul Freed, Fayette
Hon. Greg Granger, Warrick
Hon. Sheryl Lynch, Marion
Mag. Pamela Munsey, LaPorte
Hon. Jeffrey Thorne, LaPorte

24 Years of Service

Judicial officers with 24 years of service on the bench receive this award. Trial judges are commonly elected to a six-year term; therefore, a trial judge receiving this certificate has likely been elected more than four times.

Hon. Daniel Banina, Miami
Hon. Cale Bradford, Court of Appeals of Indiana
Hon. J. Richard Campbell, Hamilton
Hon. Julie Cantrell, Lake
Hon. R. Michael Cloud, Orange
Mag. Caryl Forsythe Dill, Marion
Hon. David Dreyer, Marion
Hon. Steven Eichholtz, Marion
Hon. Gregory Horn, Wayne
Hon. Rex Kepner, Benton
Hon. Robert McCallen, Wabash
Hon. Robert Mrzlack, White
Hon. David Northam, Rush
Hon. Joe Sutton, Kosciusko
Hon. Jonathan Webster, Jennings

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 educational 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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