Indianapolis Bar Association Judicial Survey

I recommend Annie Christ-Garcia for judicial office.

Annie Christ-Garcia

*Survey respondents were asked to comment only upon those candidates with whomthey have had direct professional contact within the last three years. All questions were optional.


Response
Response Total
Yes
89.7%
201
No
10.3%
23

Total Respondents*
224


How would you rate Annie Christ-Garcia on the following:
(Note: Total in parentheses indicates total respondents.)


1
(Strongly
Disagree)
2
3
4
5
(Strongly
Agree)
No
Opinion
This person is hard working.
3.6%
(8)
1.3% (3)
5.8% (13)
28.1% (63)
56.7% (127)
4.5% (10)
This person is well-prepared.

3.1%
(7)

1.8% (4)
7.2% (16)
26.9% (60)
57.0% (127)

4.0%
(9)

This person is efficient at case management.

3.1%
(7)

2.2% (5)
9.0% (20)
26.5% (59)
52.5% (117)
6.7% (15)
This person is ethical.

2.2%
(5)

1.8% (4)
5.4% (12)
19.6% (44)
68.8% (154)
This person is impartial.

4.0%
(9)

3.1% (7)
7.6% (17)
23.8% (53)
59.6% (133)
1.8%
(4)
The person is correctly applies the law.

4.5%
(10)

4.9% (11)
7.6% (17)
24.7% (55)
54.7% (122)
3.6%
(8)
This person demonstrates the proper temperament and demeanor expected of a judge.
3.6%
(8)
4.1% (9)
5.9% (13)
22.2% (49)
63.8% (141)
0.5%
(1)


Education:
1983 Cathedral High School, 1987 – University of Colorado, B.S.; 1992 – Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.

Judicial Experience:
Judge Christ-Garcia was appointed to the Marion Superior Court by Governor Mitch Daniels on January 29, 2007. She was a Master Commissioner for the Marion County Court System from 1995 to 2007. Judge Christ-Garcia was the founding judicial officer of the Indianapolis Community Court in 2001.  She has served as Judge in Protective Order Court in Superior Court G21, Felony Domestic Violence Court Superior Court G17 and is currently serving in Superior Court F24, Criminal Division. During her years on the bench, Judge Christ-Garcia has conducted hundreds of jury trials, court trials, suppression hearings, post-conviction relief hearings, motions to dismiss and various other hearings.

Significant Legal Accomplishments:
Supervising Judge, Arrestee Processing Center, 2008-present. Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow 2013; Indianapolis Bar Association: Vice President 2014; Member IBA Board of Directors2014; Indianapolis Bar Association, Co-Chair of the 2013 Bench Bar Committee, Member Bench Bar Conference Committee 2010, Indiana Judicial Center: Problem Solving Courts Committee 2006-2010.

Other Legal Involvement:
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, Marion County Bar Association and Indiana State Bar Association. Street Order Committee, Indianapolis Downtown Inc. 2005-2006; Criminal Modest Means Panel Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association 2004–2006;Criminal Litigation System Design Review Team, Judicial Technology & Automation Committee (JTAC) 5/2003;Ordinance Sub-Committee Review (JTAC) Judicial Technology & Automation 2003;Marion Superior Court: Advisory Committee to the City County Counsel’s Criminal Justice Planning Counsel (TAG) 2008-present, Criminal and Civil Court Advisory Committee (Ad Hoc), Co-Chair Digital Imaging of Court’s Documents Committee 2011-2012 ;Criminal and Civil Court Standardization Committee (Ad Hoc), Indingency Standards Committee 2013-2014.

Personal Statement:
In nearly two decades of public service, I’ve gained a deep appreciation of the judicial system’s role in protecting personal liberty, preventing crime, and protecting victims. My professional roots are in private practice, so I appreciate and respect the perspectives of practicing attorneys, and work diligently to improve courtroom effectiveness and efficiency. Everyone who enters my court is important—attorneys, police officers, witnesses, defendants and members of the staff all deserve my respect, and I aim to earn theirs. This is profoundly important work and I am honored to perform it.