Mary Beth Bonaventura
Lake Superior Court Judge Nicholas Schiralli cannot transfer into the Lake Juvenile Court, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Mediation failed to resolve the feud over filling the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy. So now it's up to the Indiana Supreme Court to order that state law be obeyed.
Lake Superior Court judges and magistrates were unable to reach a compromise in their legal squabble regarding how to fill the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy, court records filed Wednesday show.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have given the Department of Child Services all the new tools they believe the agency needs to protect Hoosier children from abuse and neglect.
The recent Indiana Department of Child Services report showing 40 children died of abuse in Indiana — five of them in Northwest Indiana — in a 12-month period should cause anyone reading it to shed a tear for those children.
GARY | William Kellibrew IV was 10 years old the day he says he stared down a gun and begged for his life.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was home to five of Indiana's 40 children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a state report released Monday shows.
GARY | The wheels of justice are grinding too slowly for Gary, East Chicago and the NAACP lawyers who want Lake Juvenile Court child support hearings returned to Gary.
Justice appears to be running amuck in Indiana.
If someone made a movie about the effort to name a new Lake Superior Court Juvenile Division judge, it would have to be rated PG-13.
CROWN POINT | Child support court will return to Gary.
The Indiana Supreme Court's decision to use a mediator to settle a dispute over the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy is baffling. What is there to mediate? The law is the law.
CROWN POINT | A contest among Lake Superior Courts judges over who should take over the juvenile justice complex has gotten personal.
CROWN POINT | A veteran Northwest Indiana judge will serve as caretaker of the Lake juvenile justice complex, while the rest of the county's judiciary does battle for permanent control of that court.
CROWN POINT | The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday granted a temporary stay sought by three Lake Juvenile Court magistrates who oppose the selection of Lake Superior Judge Nicholas Schiralli as Juvenile Court judge.
The Indiana Supreme Court now has a lawsuit, rather than letters, to consider in deciding whether the next Lake Juvenile Court judge should be chosen by merit selection, as the law requires, or by transfer, as Lake County's judges hope. The high court must choose to follow the law.
CROWN POINT | Three Lake Juvenile Court magistrates are suing to stop Lake Superior Judge Nicholas Schiralli from becoming the next Lake County juvenile judge this month.
If you thought the Vatican was home to the greatest concentration of power in the world, you'd better think again.
Testimony in last week's trial over moving the Lake Juvenile Court's Gary child support operations to Crown Point discussed how accessible these services are to the poor. It is a symptom of a larger problem in Lake County.
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