Allen Superior Court Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer has been named a “Distinguished Barrister” by The Indiana Lawyer, a trade publication covering Courts and the legal profession. The statewide list spotlights 30 distinguished legal practitioners and emerging attorneys in the Indiana legal community.
Indiana Lawyer highlighted Judge Boyer’s work to improve civil court proceedings, both locally and across Indiana. She was one of only two Allen County lawyers recognized.
“As Judges, we do our jobs best – and serve our communities best – when we work with an eye toward innovating and toward keeping up with a rapidly changing society,” Judge Boyer said. “I try to do exactly that every time I take the bench. I’m grateful to be recognized for my work on behalf of the citizens of Allen County and Indiana.”
Indiana Lawyer noted that, during her tenure as Administrative Judge of Allen Superior Court’s Civil Division, Judge Boyer led a restructuring of case management that reduced the time before cases came to trial from 3-1/2 years to one year. She also created and continues to oversee Superior Court’s Mortgage Foreclosure Trial Court Assistance Project, which is designed to work out agreements between lenders and homeowners facing foreclosure.
Indiana Lawyer also highlighted Judge Boyer’s statewide work on the Indiana Judges Association Civil Instructions Committee. The committee rewrote instructions for civil trial juries, making them more easily explained and understood by jurors.