News release from the Indiana State Bar Association
Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James D.
Humphrey (left) receives his award.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Hon. James D. Humphrey, of Lawrenceburg, has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Judge Award from the Indiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. The award was presented at the State Bar’s annual meeting in French Lick on Thursday, Oct. 20.
“Judge Humphrey has gone out of his way to check on the progress of me and other new attorneys practicing before him,” said David Lynch, of West Harrison, a solo practitioner and member of the YLS Council. “He recommends useful texts and even keeps copies available for loan, makes himself available for practice tips when appropriate and provides opportunities for young lawyers to serve the community.”
Judge Humphrey is judge of the Dearborn-Ohio Circuit Court. He was elected to the bench in 1998. Prior to his appointment as judge, he served two terms as prosecutor for Dearborn-Ohio counties. Judge Humphrey also served as deputy prosecuting attorney for Dearborn-Ohio counties and was a private practitioner. Judge Humphrey received his B.A. from Indiana University in 1980 and his J.D. from the I.U. Maurer School of Law in 1983.
Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is the single largest legal organization in the state. With more than 12,000 members, the ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the State Bar, visit www.inbar.org.