New timeline set to fill upcoming JNC/JQC vacancy

A new timeline has been set for the nomination and election of a new District One representative on the Indiana Supreme Court’s Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commission.

After sending a message earlier this year announcing that the term of Stephen Williams of Terre Haute would expire on Dec. 31, attorneys in District One were encouraged to nominate candidates for election to fill the vacancy.

“Unfortunately, an error occurred,” according to a notice sent Wednesday to District One lawyers and provided to Indiana Lawyer. “The message was not sent to all eligible lawyers, and it was inadvertently sent to some lawyers who are not eligible. We deeply apologize for this mistake.”

Thus, appellate court clerk Gregory R. Pachmayr set a new timeline for nominations and election to the District One vacancy.

Nominations must be submitted no later 4 p.m. ET on Nov. 29 and must be received by the Clerk’s Office on an official nominating petition form. Nominees must have 30 signatures to nominate oneself or another attorney who lives in District One.

Four individuals have already filed petitions for nomination and will not be required to resubmit them: Katie Boren, Ronald Moore, Tony Patterson and Todd Spurgeon.

Candidates’ names will be made publicly available on or before Jan. 14 at courts.in.gov. Details when then be provided on how to electronically vote.

Votes must be submitted by 4 p.m. ET on Jan. 28.

Details on eligibility requirements, how to submit a nomination and other information about the election can be found here.

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