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The US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana has announced John Martin will serve as US Magistrate in the Hammond Division, succeeding US Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich upon the judge's retirement. Martin was among 42 people who applied for the judgeship. Martin is a graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law. He currently serves as deputy federal community defender in Hammond. In 1988 he became a deputy prosecuting attorney with the Porter County Prosecutor's Office. Later, while with the Porter County Public Defender's Office, Martin served as the chief appellate public defender. Martin will assume office March 1, 2013.
Full news release here: http://www.innd.uscourts.gov/docs/publicnotice/martinpressrelease.pdf