Kirtley certified once again as Senior Judge

Raymond M. Kirtley

Raymond M. Kirtley has been certified by the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission as qualified to be appointed as Senior Judge through this year.

The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission made the certification to the Indiana Supreme Court.

Kirtley is a former judge and long-time attorney in Crawfordsville and Montgomery County. He was first certified as a Senior Judge in 2013 and re-certified each year thereafter. He served as judge of the Montgomery County Court from 1985 to 2002.

In 1989, the Indiana Legislature authorized the creation of the senior judge program, allowing Indiana courts to use the services of retired judges to supplement existing judicial resources.

The Indiana Supreme Court may appoint senior judges to serve a circuit court, a probate court, the tax court or court of appeals. A senior judge may be used as a replacement when the regular judge is unavailable, to complement sitting judges or to oversee the process of certain types of cases or court programs.