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Purpose

The Community Relations Committee works on issues relating to the public image of courts and the relationship between courts and the media. Committee projects have included production of a public service video, formation of the Media/Judicial Advisory Group, and formation of a “fire brigade” concept for 1st Amendment issues between courts and the media. This committee meets quarterly.


Documents

Minutes

 2019
 2018
 2017

Judges Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau is intended to connect schools with volunteer judges to speak about courts and the law and promote an understanding of the purpose and structure of Indiana's judicial system. The following is a directory of judicial officers willing to speak to K-12 classrooms in their respective counties. Teachers may contact a listed judge by either telephone or email. For more information on the Judges Speakers Bureau, please contact Jennifer Bauer.

Speakers Bureau Directory »


Constitution Day

Judges are encouraged to find a classroom to visit and celebrate Constitution Day using a variety of resources.

Learn more about Constitution Day »

View photos from 2019 Constitution Day outreach efforts »


Members

Hon. John E. Broden
St. Joseph Circuit Court
South Bend

Hon. Mary A. DeBoer
Porter Circuit Court
Valparaiso

Hon. Greg A. Granger
Warrick Circuit Court
Boonville

Hon. Maria Granger
Floyd Superior Court #3
New Albany

Hon. Peggy Quint Lohorn
Montgomery Superior Court #2
Crawfordsville

Hon. Sheryl Lynch, Chair
Marion Circuit Court
Indianapolis

Hon. Michael Morrissey
Tippecanoe Superior Court No. 6
Lafayette

Hon. Sheila Moss
Lake Superior Court, County Div. #2
Crown Point

Hon. Michael R. Rader
Vigo Superior Court #5
Terre Haute

Hon. Cheryl Rivera
Marion County Small Claims Court
Perry Township

Hon. Lori Schein
Boone Circuit Court
Lebanon

Mag. Gary J. Schutte, II
Vanderburgh Circuit Court
Evansville

Comm. Austin Shadle
Wayne Superior Court
Richmond



 


Staff Contact

Jenny Bauer, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services
(317) 232-1313
jennifer.bauer@courts.in.gov