The Indiana Supreme Court has certified three new senior judges to serve in Indiana’s courts.
Chief Justice Loretta Rush, acting as the chair of the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission, approved Julia M. Jent, Stephen D. Clase and Michael P. Barnes as senior judges in three Thursday orders. Jent is the former judge of the Porter Superior Court, Clase is a former judge of the Madison Circuit Court and Barnes recently retired as a judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals.
All three judges were found to be qualified to serve as senior judges pursuant to Indiana Code section 33-23-3-2. Jent and Clase’s initial senior judgeships will run from June 13 through Dec. 31, while Barnes will serve from June 15 to Dec. 31.