Hakes gets honor at conference

Huntington Circuit Judge Thomas Hakes was one of 49 judicial officers to receive an Indiana Judicial College certificate during the annual judicial conference.

The judges and magistrates were recognized by Chief Justice Loretta Rush for their commitment to higher education and their long-time service.

A judicial officer must complete 120 hours of education presented by the Indiana office of Court Services to receive this certificate. The programs offered are designed for judicial officers to enhance their legal knowledge and improve their personal and professional development.