Adrienne Meiring, counsel for the Indiana Supreme Court’s Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commission, has been named the executive director of the Disciplinary Commission. Her transition will begin immediately and a Supreme Court order will name her to the position.
Judicial ethics chief selected to lead lawyer Disciplinary Commission
Adrienne Meiring has been selected as the new executive director of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. She recently sat down with The Indiana Lawyer to discuss her career history and her new role.Read More
COA candidates field questions on everything from judicial philosophy to pandemic
As in years past, commissioners asked candidates about their judicial philosophies, their thoughts on criminal justice reform and their views on the role of the court in society.Read More
Although the next Court of Appeals judge has not been selected, the three candidates nominated ensure Indiana will continue its 9-year streak of judicial appointments that do not include a person of color.
The Indiana Supreme Court has certified senior judge status for Starke Circuit Court Magistrate Judge Jeanene Calabrese.
Before selecting three finalists to move up to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk for review to become the next judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals, 12 candidates sat before the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on Tuesday to be interviewed for the post.
Madison Circuit Court Judge Mark K. Dudley, Ice Miller partner Derek R. Molter and Marion Superior Judge Heather A. Welch have been selected as finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed two leaders of faith-based organizations and a retired business vice president to serve on the Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission for the next four years.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission will reconvene next month for a full day of interviews with the 12 candidates vying to succeed Judge James Kirsch on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
The 12 semifinalists, who are proceeding to another round of interviews, shared their judicial philosophies during interviews last week.
A federal lawsuit filed by the Democratic mayor of Hammond and a Lake County attorney argues that Indiana’s judicial nominating system that appoints judges in the state’s four most diverse counties is racially discriminatory. Judges in Lake County should be directly elected or judges statewide should be appointed through merit selection, the suit says.
The structure of judicial selection in Lake and St. Joseph counties will soon change now that Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed controversial legislation changing the composition of the judicial selection panels in the northern Indiana counties.
Indiana has no legitimate excuse to require “excuses” for registered voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot. The state is not our parent, and in the last vote, plenty of us determined that as grown adults we shouldn’t have to go through a ridiculous exercise of asking their permission. The last thing that ought to be is a law.
All 23 lawyers and judges who applied to succeed Judge James Kirsch on the Indiana Court of Appeals will be interviewed by the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission next month.
Twelve judges and 11 lawyers from central Indiana have applied to succeed retiring Judge James Kirsch on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
The Indiana Senate approved a bill reducing local attorney input into who serves on the judicial nominating commissions for Lake and St. Joseph counties Monday despite objections from Democratic senators, one of whom insinuated the changes were triggered by anonymous complaints from candidates who had lost out on judge appointments.
A bill that would change how superior court judges are nominated in Lake and St. Joseph counties was uniformly opposed by lawyers and judges from those counties in a Senate hearing Wednesday but narrowly advanced on a 5-4 vote.
Legislation that has drawn fire from bar associations and members of the legal community who say proposed changes to judicial appointments would politicize the trial court benches in Lake and St. Joseph counties will be heard Wednesday by a Senate committee.
Your publication recently printed an article discussing the Indiana State Bar Association’s objections to Indiana Senate Joint Resolution 16. The bar association’s complaint about SJR 16, and the slant of the article, is that the resolution proposes to “strip” Hoosier voters of the power to retain Indiana appellate court judges and Supreme Court justices. I do not believe that complaint is well-founded.
Lawyers and judges interested in applying for an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Court of Appeals bench may now do so, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Friday.