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Interviews for COA spot start today

Michael W. Hoskins
January 1, 2007
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The Judicial Nominating Commission has started interviewing for a future opening on the Indiana Court of Appeals.

This afternoon, the seven-member commission began interviewing eight candidates for the seat currently occupied by Judge Patrick D. Sullivan, who retires in August. Interviews are scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. and will resume with another 12 interviews Tuesday morning.

Candidates being interviewed today are Susan E. Boatright, juvenile division supervisor at the Marion County Public Defender Agency; Briane M. House with ProLiance Energy; Marion Superior Judge Robyn L. Moberly, Marion Superior Judge William E. Young; Robert L. Hartley, Locke Reynolds in Indianapolis; Marion Superior Judge Cynthia J. Ayers; Marion Superior Judge Kenneth H. Johnson; and Pendleton attorney Bryce D. Owens.

Interviews between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday are Marion County Chief Public Defender David E. Cook; Marion Superior Judge Cale J. Bradford; Donald D. Levenhagen, with Cohen & Malad in Indianapolis; Randall C. Head, Tippecanoe Prosecutor's Office; Lafayette attorney David A. Locke; Hamilton Superior Judge William J. Hughes; Marion Superior Judge Gary L. Miller; West Lafayette attorney Rebecca A. Trent; Peter A. Bisbecos, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration; Hamilton Superior Judge J. Richard Campbell; Marion Superior Judge Reuben B. Hill; and Indianapolis attorney William R. Fatout.

By mid-week, the commission expects to announce a shorter list of candidates for second interviews. Read this week ;s Indiana Lawyer Daily to learn more about the interviews and who will be back for the second round of questions.
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