The remaining nine semi-finalists to be the next Indiana Supreme Court justice will get one last chance Friday to make their case before the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission. After Friday’s interviews, the list will be whittled down to three finalists whose names will be given to the governor to pick the successor to Justice Theodore Boehm, who is stepping down Sept. 30.
The nine are: Baker & Daniels’ partner Ellen E. Boshkoff; Boone Circuit Judge Steven David; Kipley Drew, associate general counsel at Indiana University; Johnson Superior Judge Cynthia S. Emkes; Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher; Marion Superior Judge Robyn L. Moberly; Bingham McHale attorney Karl L. Mulvaney; Hamilton Superior Judge Steven R. Nation; and State Sen. Brent E. Steele, R-Bedford.
The semi-finalists will have to answer the following: "What do you consider your finest professional accomplishment or contribution?" and "Name two things that need improving in the Indiana court system that a justice might help solve."
Indiana Lawyer will be there and we’ll be updating our blog, First Impressions, throughout the day with information from the interviews. We’ll also have video from Friday's interviews of the three chosen finalists.
Check back throughout the day Friday for updates, including the names of the three finalists.