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COA judge applications due May 9

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The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission has announced its timeline for selecting the replacement for Judge Carr Darden, who is retiring this summer from the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Applications for the vacancy are due by May 9, 2012. The commission will conduct initial public interviews May 15-17 in Indianapolis, with a second round of interviews June 4-5. After the public interviews and commission deliberations in an executive session, the commission will publically vote to send the three most qualified applicant names to Gov. Mitch Daniels, who makes the appointment.  

The commission includes three lawyers elected by their peers and three citizen-members appointed by the governor. Acting Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent E. Dickson will chair the commission.

Darden was appointed to the court by Gov. Evan Bayh in 1994. He is leaving the bench July 21, his 75th birthday. Appellate judges have a mandatory retirement age of 75.

Those interested in applying to be the state’s next Court of Appeals judge may contact counsel for the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission, Adrienne Meiring, at 317-232-4706. A candidate must be an Indiana resident who resides in the Court of Appeals Second District (information on the districts can be found online).

Candidates must have been a member of the Indiana bar for 10 years or an Indiana judge for five years. The annual salary and allowances for a Court of Appeals judge is $152,015. The Court of Appeals operates in three-judge panels which rotate three times a year. Together, the judges of the Court of Appeals write approximately 2,500 opinions each year.


 

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  1. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

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