David Chapleau and David Ready
continue to perform their jobs as magistrates, despite the vacancy in the judge's spot.
...David Ready"I think the breadth and depth of my experience puts me in a position to make a contribution," said Ready, who has served as magistrate for the Mishawaka branch of Circuit Court since it was established by Crone in 1999.
..."I've had the opportunity to do a lot of different things in the law," Ready added, citing his experiences as U.S. attorney, deputy prosecutor, 12 years as County Council attorney and as town attorney for Osceola.Ready
also spent a lot of years in private practice with a medium-sized law firm trying and mediating civil cases.During his
years in Mishawaka, the number of cases has grown from less than 100 to nearly 2,400 last year.A former law clerk for the Indiana Supreme Court, Ready was a finalist twice for Superior Court judgeships in 1987 and 1990.