Attorneys who want to be the next Lawrence Circuit Court judge have about three weeks to let Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb know. The application window for those interested as serving on the trial court bench in Bedford is open until June 28.
Applications are available here and must be submitted to the governor’s office by 5 p.m. June 28. Details on how submit applications are available on the link above. Holcomb will choose the next judge from those who apply or, at his discretion, may extend the application period.
Bedford attorney Nathan G. Nikirk was appointed as judge pro tem in the Lawrence Circuit Court last month. Along with the circuit court, Lawrence County has two superior court divisions.
The vacancy in Bedford was created when Lawrence Circuit Judge Andrea K. McCord was selected to serve as a judge on the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana. McCord began serving on the federal bench for the Evansville and New Albany divisions May 20, but her formal investiture ceremony has not yet taken place.
McCord succeeds retiring bankruptcy court Judge Basil H. Lorch III.