Indiana University School of Law
Benckart studied at Indiana University School of Law from August 1982 to May 1985 and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Benckart studied 21 hours of Business Management courses at Purdue University in 1981-82.
Indiana University-Purdue University
Benckart studied three hours of Introductory to Vocational Rehabilitation in the Fall of 1979.
Benckart studied three hours of Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence during the Spring of 1979.
Ball State University
Benckart studied at Ball State University from September 1974 to May 1978 to receive a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also received a Minors in Psychology of Human Development and Social Work.
Benckart’s responsibilities included advising on all federal and state statutes, rules and regulations as well as drafting contracts.
She also provided counsel for Stone Belt Freight Line, Inc., her husband, Ted’s business from 2001 – 2015.
Judith helped to provide guidance to HR for interpreting and applying policies involving the hiring/termination of personnel, corrective actions, unemployment claims, and legal research.
Benckart has experience with cases involving bankruptcy and creditor’s rights.
She has worked on cases involving property disputes, real estate, foreclosures, estate planning and probate, and landlord/tenant disputes.
Benckart has also practiced cases of motor carrier law and personal injury.
While in Civil Practice, Benckart was second chair in a Federal trial as well as being involved in various bench trials involving bankruptcy, small claims, estates, wills, trusts and collection matters.
Benckart served as an Administrative Law Judge from July 1985 to August 1986 where she presided over bench trials regarding motor carrier applications seeking authority to operate between points in Indiana.
Benckart served as pro tempore for the Honorable Douglas Bridges, the Honorable David Welch, and the Honorable Steven Galvin.
Deputy Prosecutor, Misdemeanors
Benckart handled a caseload of 250-300 cases involving defendants charged with crimes ranging from C misdemeanors to level 6 felonies, putting her in court approximately 15 days a month.
Red Cross Monroe County – Board Member 1994-1997
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School – Board of Education 2007-2010
Meals on Wheels, Inc. – Benckart volunteered as a driver from September 2009 to June 2010 . in Bloomington.
Benckart has prepared estate planning documents, helped individuals with landlord/tenant and collection issues pro bono, not associated with a formal organization.
Over the past 30 years Judith has served Monroe County in many ways. She has served as an active voluteer in youth sports including swimming, baseball, football and soccer, the arts including Sounds of South and Stages, and Cubs Scouts.