That leads to the question of what has been the most important thing he has learned as a judge.
“I guess I need to know if we are speaking about life as a whole or as a judge,” he says. “However, I think overall I have learned that if you take the time to listen to others, put yourself in their position, and attempt to understand their position, while maybe not agreeing with it, you are able to gain a more objective view and come to a fair resolution of the subject at hand.”
Grund said his weekly workload, hour-wise, varies depending on the schedule of cases in his court. It also depends on whether weekends are involved and whether he gets after-hour calls that require attention.
But, as with others who work in similar jobs, hours and rigid schedules don’t matter much to Grund. What does is liking what you do, which prompts Grund to say:
“Being the judge of Miami Superior Court 1 over the past four and one-half years has been the best, most fulfilling, and rewarding job of my career.”
Asked if he has any heroes, aside from his dad, he replied: “No one specific. I believe those service persons in our military, along with other state and local public service persons who put their lives on the line every day for protection of our country’s citizens, are the heroes to be admired.”
Outside the courtroom, Grund is active in the community. He’s a member of the Peru Rotary Club and serves as executive vice president of the Circus City Festival Inc.
His involvement in judicial organizations includes the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Judges Association, Indiana Juvenile Judges Association, Miami County Bar Association and Miami County Community Corrections Advisory Board.