Judicial Excellence Standing Committee

The Judicial Excellence Standing Committee

Independent and professional judges are the foundation of a fair, impartial, and constitutionally guaranteed system of courts of law known as the judiciary. The Indianapolis Bar Association Judicial Excellence Standing Committee ("JudExc") conducts an evaluation of those seeking the bench in Marion County, Indiana prior to each judicial election. As a resource to those looking to inform themselves on the qualifications of judges on the Marion County Circuit and Superior Court bench, the results of the evaluation, as well as biographical information provided by each judge are available at www.indyjudges.org.

JudExc is a non-partisan committee with the charge of conducting and publicizing non-partisan surveys of Marion County judicial candidates to promote the fair and effective selection of qualified judicial candidates.

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  • October 12, 2015
    Man charged after shooting outside federal courthouse

    A man who is accused of firing a handgun in front of the Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis has been charged with firearm and drug offenses.  

  • October 12, 2015
    Indiana lawyers says they're not bound to report child abuse

    Some child welfare officials say there could be dangerous fallout from an Indiana State Bar Association committee's opinion that lawyers aren't bound by a state law requiring anyone who suspects child abuse to immediately report it.

  • October 12, 2015
    Billboard company suing city over digital sign ban

    A local billboard firm is suing the city of Indianapolis, claiming a recent Supreme Court of the United States decision makes the city's sign ordinance unconstitutional.

  • October 12, 2015
    Study: Juvenile Life Sentences on the Decline

    Fewer juveniles are being sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to a new study by a public interest law firm that is advocating for an end to the practice altogether. The study was released with an eye toward the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration on Tuesday of a case that involves such sentences, Montgomery v. Louisiana.

  • October 12, 2015
    Record pace for US law firm combinations continues

    Law firm mergers show no signs of abating. That’s the takeaway from a report from legal consultant Altman Weil Inc., which tracks the number of combinations -- both large and small – among firms.