A little more than a week after firing a magistrate in Allen Superior Courts Family Relations Division, Judge Dan Heath has found a replacement.
Dan Pappas was named as the new magistrate in the division, replacing Karen Springer, who was terminated late last month for undisclosed reasons.
Heath and Judge Charles Pratt named Pappas as the new magistrate in a statement Monday.
Pappas has been the chief public defender in DeKalb County since 2001. Hes also served stints in the Allen County Prosecutors office and as a public defender in Allen County in the late 1980s and early 1990s, according to the statement from the judges.
Dans experience and prior service stood out, said Heath in the statement.
As a magistrate in the Family Relations Division at the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center, Pappas will preside over cases involving charges of juvenile delinquency, paternity trials and child support enforcement cases.
I am honored that the Court is allowing me to continue to assist families in our community in what is for me a new and exciting way, as an Allen Superior Court Family Relations Division Magistrate, Pappas said in a statement.