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Press release: Interviews for J. Hawkins vacancy

For Immediate Release | May 2, 2022

Marion County judicial applicant interviews May 9 - 10

On May 9 - 10, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee will conduct interviews of applicants for a Marion County trial court judicial position. The interviews will take place in the FUSE West conference room on the second floor of the South Tower at Capital Center, 201 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Interviews are open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 9 (all times listed below are Eastern)
8:30 a.m.-9:10 a.m. – Executive Session to consider applications
9:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – Judge Garland Graves
9:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m. – Valerie Harvey
10:10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Magistrate Jeffrey Marchal
10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. – Jacob Rigney
10:50 a.m.-11:10 a.m. – Michael Moore
11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m. – Valerie Johnson
11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Magistrate James Snyder
12:10 p.m.-12:30 p.m. – Ross Anderson
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Lunch and Executive Session to consider applications
1:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m. – Charles Miller
1:50 p.m.-2:10 p.m. – Terrance Tharpe
2:10 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Katherine Zuran
2:50 p.m.-3:10 p.m. – Daniel Tomson
3:10 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Magistrate Kelly Scanlan
3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. – Pamela Grant-Taylor
3:50 p.m.-4:20 p.m. – Executive Session to consider applications

Tuesday, May 10 (all times listed below are Eastern)
8:30 a.m.-8:50 a.m. – Magistrate Melanie Kendrick
8:50 a.m.-9:10 a.m. – Sherif Mansour
9:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – Gregory Bowes
9:50 a.m.-10:10 a.m. – Mark Kamish
10:10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Meagan Dial-McDonough
10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. – Nabeela Virjee
11:10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Matthew Giffin
11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m. – Daniel Cicchini
11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Linda Major
12:10 p.m. – Lunch and Deliberations in Executive Session to consider applications, followed by public vote to select nominees

Members of the audience are asked to refrain from activities that might distract from the interview process. The following guidelines are in place:

  • Only enter and exit between interviews
  • Recording equipment will be set up between interviews (no mult box provided)
  • Artificial lighting shall not be used
  • Questioning of the applicants is reserved for the Committee
  • Media/public may interview the applicants before/after the Committee’s interview outside the interview room at the applicant’s discretion

After all interviews have concluded, the Committee will deliberate in a private executive session to consider applications. The Committee considers applicants' legal education, writings, reputation in the practice of law, and other pertinent information. The executive sessions on May 9 and 10 are authorized under IC 33-33-49-13.1(q) and IC 5-14.1-1.5. The Committee vote is held publicly following deliberations.

According to Indiana law, the Committee is required to submit to the Governor “the three most qualified candidates” for appointment when a vacancy arises. Details on the Committee, including membership, are online.