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3 women named as COA finalists

The next Indiana Court of Appeals judge will be a woman, as three women have been selected as finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy following two rounds of interviews with the Judicial Nominating Commission. Their applications will now go to the governor for final consideration.

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First remote interviews for COA vacancy held amid pandemic

In a first for Indiana, applicants seeking to join the state’s appellant bench were interviewed remotely Wednesday.  After multiple continuations, the seven-member Judicial Nominating Commission logged in to Zoom on Wednesday morning to hold 20-minute interviews with candidates seeking to succeed retiring Court of Appeals Judge John Baker.

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JNC to interview 13 to succeed Baker in May

A total of 13 candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Court of Appeals will be interviewed in May, one month later than originally scheduled due to social distancing requirements to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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Attorneys choose Winingham to serve on JNC, JQC

Indianapolis attorney William E. Winingham Jr. has been selected as the next District II representative to the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission and Judicial Qualifications Commission, winning election to the commissions by a substantial margin.

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15 apply for Lake County judicial vacancy

More than a dozen applicants are seeking to fill a Lake County judicial vacancy created by a judge’s retirement earlier this month. The vacancy in Lake Superior Court, Civil Division 6 was opened up when Judge John Pera retired July 1.

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Boone, Shelby County judges certified as senior judges

The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission has certified two new senior judges to serve in Indiana’s trial courts. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush, acting as chair of the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission, certified J. Jeffrey Edens and Charles D. O’Connor as senior judges in Boone and Shelby counties, respectively.

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