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Press release: Nominees for J. Molter vacancy

For Immediate Release | October 12, 2022

Felix, Joven, and Kenworthy nominees for Court of Appeals vacancy

The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission has selected Honorable Paul A. Felix, Carol N. Joven, and Honorable Dana J. Kenworthy as the three nominees for the upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Indiana. Chief Justice Rush, on behalf of the Commission, will submit a report to Governor Eric Holcomb in the upcoming days. After officially receiving the list of nominees, the Governor has 60 days to make his selection.

On September 27, the Commission conducted interviews of twelve applicants and named six as finalists. The finalists were interviewed in person for a second time on October 12. After deliberating in an executive session, the Commission publicly voted to send the three nominees to the Governor. The Commission considered applicants' legal education, writings, reputation in the practice of law, and other pertinent information. Applications and information about the vacancy can be found online.

According to the Indiana Constitution and state statute, the seven-member Judicial Nominating Commission must recruit and select candidates to fill vacancies on Indiana appellate courts. Details on the Commission, including membership, are online. The position on the Court of Appeals is available with the appointment of appellate court Judge Derek R. Molter to the Indiana Supreme Court.


Kathryn Dolan, Chief Public Information Officer