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State appeals court justice to deliver Constitution Day address

September 13, 2011

Margaret G. Robb, chief justice of the Indiana Court of Appeals, will deliver a Constitution Day address Monday (Sept. 19) at Indiana State University.

Robb will speak at 1 p.m. in the John T. Myers Technology Center, Room 105. Her presentation, "The Constitution - Why We Care," is intended to help ISU students gain a greater understanding of the state and federal constitutions and America's legal heritage. Constitution Day activities, including Robb's presentation, are free and open to the public.

Robb was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1998 by Gov. Frank O'Bannon. She is currently the presiding judge of the Fifth District as well as the court's chief judge. She chairs the Indiana Supreme Court's Task Forces on Family Courts, the development of trial court local rules, and she is involved in several projects on behalf of the Indiana legal system.

Prior to her appointment to the court, Judge Robb was a general practice attorney in Lafayette, served as a bankruptcy trustee, as a deputy public defender in Tippecanoe County and as a registered family and civil mediator. Elected chief judge last fall, she is the first woman in the appellate court's history to hold the position.

Judge Robb was the founding chair of Gov. Otis Bowen's Commission on the Status of Women, a recipient of the 1993 Indiana Bar Association's Celebrating 100 Years of Women in the Legal Profession Award, and the 2005 Women in the Law Recognition Award from the Indiana Bar Association.

Contact: Concerning Constitution Day at Indiana State University, contact Linda Maule, associate professor of political science and women's studies, 812-237-3940 or

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or