December interviews scheduled for Marion Superior Court judicial vacancy

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that the judicial interviews will be conducted remotely.

Interviews of applicants to fill a vacancy that will occur on the Marion Superior Court when Judge Lisa Borges retires have been scheduled for next month, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Monday.

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee will begin conducting interviews of applicants for an open Marion County Superior Court judicial position at 9 a.m. Dec. 15. Interviews will be livestreamed so the public can view the vacancy process.

Borges’ retirement was announced in October, when the high court announced applications were available to fill the soon-to-be open Republican vacancy on the bench that will take place on Dec. 31.

The interview schedule and details on how to watch online will be available on the committee webpage sometime after the Dec. 7 application deadline. Application information is available here.

After all interviews have concluded and the committee deliberates in a private executive session, a public vote will also be live streamed. The committee will make three recommendations for the vacancy and those names will be sent to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, who makes the final appointment.

Created in 2017, the 14-member committee chaired by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa and vice-chaired by Court of Appeals Chief Judge Cale Bradford is required to submit to Gov. Eric Holcomb the “three most qualified candidates” for appointment when a vacancy arises.

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