Bartholomew County Superior Court 1 Judge Jim Worton will represent other Judges in Judicial District 21 on the Board of Directors of the Judicial Conference of Indiana.
A press release from the court explains that District 21 includes Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Jennings, and Decatur Counties. The board directs activities that “promote an exchange of experience and suggestions regarding the operation of Indiana’s judicial system, promotes the continuing education of judges and seeks to promote a better understanding of the judiciary.”
Members of the board of directors are elected to two-year terms by the other judges in their district. Judge Worton’s new responsibility includes quarterly meetings, but is not expected to effect his ability to handle his court’s caseload.
This marks Judge Worton’s second appointment to a judicial committee, as he also serves on the State Judiciary’s Courthouse Security Committee.