Honorable Superior Court Judge Mary Margaret “Maggie” Lloyd Selected As A City-County Observer “Outstanding Community Services Award” Winner For 2019
The City-County Observer is proud to announce that the Honorable Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge Mary Margaret “Maggie” Lloyd has been selected a City-County Observer “Outstanding Community Services Award” winner for 2019.
Judge Lloyd is very well respected and is extremely personable. She is extremely involved in every aspect of our community. In 2000, Judge Lloyd was elected the first female judge in Vanderburgh County.
Judge Mary Margaret “Maggie” Lloyd was born in Evansville, Indiana and graduated from the McKinney School of Law in 1991. After serving as a law clerk for then Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court, Judge Lloyd returned to Evansville to practice law in her hometown. Her first position was as a law clerk for then Vanderburgh Circuit Court Judge, Richard L. Young. Following her clerkship, she served nine (9) years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office litigating hundreds of felony cases. In 2000, Judge Lloyd was elected the first female judge in Vanderburgh County. Currently, Judge Lloyd has jurisdiction over Family Law matters and civil cases, and since 2001, has been the Supervising Judge of the Domestic Relations/Family Court for Superior Court. In 2012, she was elected by her fellow judges to serve as Chief Judge of the Vanderburgh Superior Court.
During her nineteen (19) years of service as a judicial officer, Judge Lloyd was instrumental in the creation of the Vanderburgh County Family Court Project which assists divorcing parties without means to hire an attorney resolve their cases, themselves. She has served on the Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana which created a Domestic Relations Bench Book to be used by all judicial officers throughout the State, and helped update the Child Support Guidelines. Judge Lloyd served as an At-Large Member of the Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges Association, and further serves or served as the Superior Court judicial representative to the Southwestern Indiana Mental Health Center, Inc. Board, the Evansville Bar Association Board of Directors, the Vanderburgh County Community Corrections Board, and the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Commission on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. Presently, Judge Lloyd has been appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to serve on the Protection Order Committee, and has been selected along with two (2) other Courts in the State to initiate a Pilot Project for the electronic filing of Protective Orders for the State of Indiana.
In 2017, Judge Lloyd led a collaborative effort which culminated in Vanderburgh County Superior Court being awarded $546,344.00 through a Justice for Families Grant from the Office on Violence against Women. These funds have been used to supply free supervised visits and exchanges at the Parenting Time Center to benefit children affected by domestic violence, and to create a Protective Order Assistance Office which assists victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in seeking protective orders and teaches these parties about their available community resources. The Grant further provides a free Guardian ad Litem to represent children in paternity and divorce cases where domestic violence has occurred between the parties, there parents.
FOOTNOTE: This year’s awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B on October 25, 2019. The registration begins at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon.