This is the thirty-third of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary.
Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Stephen R. Heimann is our judge featured in this issue. Judge Heimann graduated from Wabash College in 1977 and Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 1980. While in law school, he clerked at Ice, Miller, Donadio, & Ryan, interned for federal district court Judge Cale Holder, and worked for the Marion County Public Defender.
When a tea kettle whistles from mounting pressure, we all know to take the kettle off the burner or to turn down the heat. Yet, when a legal colleague shows obvious wear from stress and has difficulty performing job duties or repeatedly lashes out, we often pretend not to notice the "whistle of the tea kettle" or hope it will go away on its own. The ostrich approach, however, rarely works and can lead to significant ethical issues.