After a long and deliberative decision, the Porter County Council of Judges has chosen Mary DeBoer to replace Magistrate James Johnson in Porter Superior Court #1, under the supervision of Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford. See Northwest Indiana Times Article, “DeBoer hired as new Porter County magistrate,” 19 July 2011.
After the elimination of the Probate Commissioner position and consolidation of the duties with the two (2) county magistrates, Ms. DeBoer will handle a variety of cases, ranging from divorce to guardianship to probate. Ms. DeBoer will be a welcome addition to the Porter County legal community and I look forward to hearing many cases in front of her. Ms. DeBoer comes highly qualified and well recommended among the fourteen (14) competitive applicants who applied for the position.
SFT Lawyers wishes Ms. DeBoer a warm congratulations and much luck in her new position.