The Judicial Council of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals received 52 applications from people interested in filling two upcoming bankruptcy court vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The court previously announced that Judges Anthony Metz III and Frank J. Otte will retire this year.
The judicial council will make recommendations to the U.S. Court of Appeals, which will make the appointments. There is no time line for that process, said Circuit Executive Collins T. Fitzpatrick.
The council does not release the names of applicants, according to Fitzpatrick.