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Valparaiso woman named chief judge of Indiana Court of Appeals

Updated: November 26, 2013 6:26AM



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Court of Appeals has selected a Valparaiso woman to succeed Judge Margret Robb as the court’s next chief judge. Judge Nancy Vaidik’s three-year term will start Jan. 1.

The 15-member Court of Appeals elects a chief judge every three years.

The chief judge serves as the court’s liaison to the legislative and executive branches and represents the court at public and private events and ceremonies.

Vaidik was appointed to the Court of Appeals in February 2000 and won retention elections in 2002 and 2012.

She is a Portage native.

The Court of Appeals is the state’s second highest court and hears appeals from state trial courts and administrative agencies.

Its five three-judge panels issues more than 2,000 opinions each year.



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