INDIANAPOLIS — The 15 judges of the Indiana Court of Appeals have elected Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik, of Valparaiso, to a second three-year term as their leader.
By law and precedent, the chief judge oversees Court of Appeals administration, serves as court liaison to the legislative and executive branches and represents the court at public and private ceremonies and events.
The court did not disclose Wednesday's vote results for chief judge. Vaidik has held the post since January 2014, and her new term runs through December 2019.
The Portage native was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2000 by Democratic Gov. Frank O'Bannon.
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Hoosier voters retained her for 10-year terms in 2002 and 2012.
The Valparaiso University and Valparaiso School of Law graduate worked in private practice, served as chief deputy prosecutor and later trial court judge in Porter County before joining the Court of Appeals.
She is founder of the Porter County Victim's Assistance Unit, the Porter County Sexual Assault Recovery Project and the Valparaiso University School of Law Mediation Clinic.