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The Tippecanoe County Council will consider adding positions to the Public Defender’s office to counter rising costs in the county’s juvenile court.

To deal with an influx of cases over the past few years, the juvenile court has hired local lawyers to represent clients. When all local attorneys had been tapped, Judge Faith Graham says the court went to surrounding counties.

IN Supreme Court ceremony honoring Rush

Dec 19, 2012

The public ceremony for new Supreme Court Justice Loretta Rush is set for next week. The robing and oath administration event is Friday, December 28 at 10 a.m. at the Statehouse.

The hour-long ceremony will include remarks from Governor Mitch Daniels and former Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby. Selby was the first female justice on the Supreme Court.

Rush was named to the Supreme Court in September and a private ceremony was held November 7th.

She served as Tippecanoe County juvenile court judge for 14 years. Judge Faith Graham succeeded her at the county level.

Tippecanoe County’s new juvenile court judge received the oath of office from her predecessor.

Judge Faith Graham was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Loretta Rush, who now serves on the Indiana Supreme Court.

Graham says it was an honor to be sworn in by Rush and have so many members of the legal community at Monday's ceremony.

Graham to replace Rush

Nov 26, 2012

A juvenile magistrate is replacing Loretta Rush as the Tippecanoe Superior Court III judge.

Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Faith Graham to fill the opening.

Prior to serving as the juvenile magistrate, she was a Tippecanoe County deputy public defender and an adjunct faculty instructor in the criminal justice program at Ivy Tech.

It’s not known when she will begin her new role.

Rush was sworn in earlier this month as the fifth justice on the Indiana Supreme Court.