Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected or appointed to a new position. They are listed alphabetically by state.
By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
Judge Tracy Edward “Ted” Page, the longtime NJC instructor who was shot and killed at his home in northwest Indiana in August, will be remembered as a fun-loving attorney with an encyclopedic knowledge
Judge V. Robert Payant, who joined the faculty in 1973, didn’t stop teaching until 2008, and served as chief executive officer of the College from 1990 until he retired in 1999, passed away on Tuesday,
Professor Monica K. Miller, who teaches in the joint NJC/University of Nevada, Reno Judicial Studies Program, contributed a chapter on implicit bias to a newly released bench book on the subject.
Former longtime NJC faculty member Dennis Challeen, credited by many with having invented the concept of sentencing to community service, passed away on August 2 at age 82.
The NJC’s immediate past president, Hon. Chad Schmucker (Ret.), has been honored with the American Bar Association Judicial Division’s Robert B. Yegge Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Judicial Administration.