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Commission on Judicial Qualifications / Judicial Nominating Commission

Supreme Court Seal The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications investigates allegations of judicial ethical misconduct, prosecutes violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct, and advises judges and judicial candidates about their ethical obligations. The Judicial Nominating Commission recruits and interviews applicants to fill vacancies on Indiana's appellate courts. Learn more about the Commissions »


News & Announcements

Eight applicants for Court of Appeals of Indiana vacancy

Apr 27, 2015 | Press Release

The Judicial Nominating Commission received 8 applications for the upcoming Court of Appeals of Indiana vacancy. The following attorneys and judges have applied for the seat which will be available when Judge Ezra H. Friedlander retires this summer.

  • Judge Robert R. Altice, Jr., Marion Superior Court
  • Bryan L. Ciyou, Indianapolis
  • Stephen R. Creason, Indianapolis
  • Judge Christopher M. Goff, Wabash Superior Court
  • Patricia C. McMath, Indianapolis
  • Judge Gary L. Miller, Marion Superior Court
  • David L. Pippen, Indianapolis
  • Joel M. Schumm, Indianapolis

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Judicial Qualifications issues Advisory Opinion

Apr 23, 2015 | Announcement

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications issued an advisory opinion dealing with ex parte guardianship petitions and Trial Rule 65(B). To comply with the requirements of Trial Rule 65(B) and the Code of Judicial Conduct, judges who receive ex parte petitions for emergency guardianship must ensure that the petition contains sufficient facts and proof of attempted notice (or an explanation of why notice should not be required) before granting the order. These facts should be included in a written order if the petition is granted.

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