The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) announced this week that an Indiana trial court judge is the recipient of a distinguished national award. Judge Frances C. Gull, Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division, Allen Superior Court, has been selected as the recipient of the NCSC 2015 G. Thomas Munsterman Award for Jury Innovation. The recognition is for her significant improvement and innovation in jury procedures, operations and practices.
The Indiana Supreme Court awarded $420,000 in grant money to benefit 9 agencies serving 16 counties for volunteer-based guardianship programs serving seniors and incapacitated adults. The matching grants range from $50,000 for current guardianship programs to $38,500 for new and developing programs.