Callis will serve as chief judge until 2010
The Circuit Judges of the Third Judicial Circuit have voted to re-appoint Ann Callis as Chief Judge for a two-year term effective May 1.
Callis has served as Chief Judge since May 1, 2006, and has been instrumental in implementing new rules including family mediation, mandatory arbitration, civil medical malpractice mediation and civil mediation.
Callis was appointed to the bench as an associate judge in 1995 and appointed circuit judge in 1999. She was the first woman elected to serve as a circuit judge in Madison County in 2000 and was the first woman chief judge to serve the Third Circuit which includes Madison and Bond Counties.