LOCATION Indiana Convention Center
DATE November 3, 202111/03/2021 07:00 AM11/03/2021 04:00 PM

Judge Sarah Evans Barker

Judge Sarah Evans Barker
United States District Court, Indiana Southern District
Sarah Evans Barker has served since 1984 as a judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana following her appointment by President Ronald Reagan. Between 1994 and 2001, Judge Barker served as chief judge of her court. Prior to becoming a judge, she was the United States Attorney (1981-1984), a lawyer in private practice and a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill. Judge Barker served as president of the 900-member Federal Judges Association (2007-2009) and recently completed a seven-year term on the Judicial Conference committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability by appointment of Chief Justice John G. Roberts.

Judge Barker has served on numerous judicial, bar-related, civic, educational, cultural and religious organizations, including the board of directors of Indiana University Health, Inc., the Indiana Academy, The Gathering and the State of Indiana Bicentennial Commission. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including ten honorary degrees from universities, colleges and a seminary. Judge Barker was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana as a member of a large and happy family. She completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University and received her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law. She and her retired attorney husband, Kenneth R. Barker, have three grown children and seven (beautiful) grandchildren.
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