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For Immediate Release: Sep 29, 2006
Daniels appoints St. Joseph Superior Court Judge

Editors note: Governor Daniels will attend a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Judge Miller at 2 p.m. today in South Bend at the St. Joseph County Courthouse (101 South Main Street ? Room 2N).

INDIANAPOLIS (September 29, 2006) ? Governor Mitch Daniels today announced the appointment of Jane Woodward Miller of South Bend as St. Joseph Superior Court judge. She succeeds Judge William H. Albright who is resigning effective September 30.

Miller currently serves as adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Prior to that, she served as magistrate in the St. Joseph Probate Court and as a deputy prosecutor in St. Joseph County. She also has worked in private practice at the firm of Miller & Miller.

?The nominating commission in St. Joseph County sent me five terrific candidates, all of whom could and would serve well,? Daniels said. ?Jane Miller is especially qualified, and I?m confident she will bring a judicial temperament to the bench that is fair and impartial.?

While in private practice, Miller worked to establish the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in St. Joseph County. She also helped create the Kids? Court program through the Child Abuse Services, Investigation & Education (CASIE) Center. She is currently the coach of the South Bend Adams High School mock trial team.

?I?m honored and humbled to have the governor?s confidence and am grateful for this opportunity to serve the citizens of St. Joseph County,? said Miller.

Miller earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame. She was among five people nominated for the position by the St. Joseph County Judicial Nominating Commission. The names were submitted to the governor on September 11.