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Press release: Marion County vacancy (2203)

For Immediate Release | October 28, 2022

Applications available for judicial position in Marion County

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee is beginning the process of selecting a new superior court judge. Judge Sheila A. Carlisle (Court 29, Major Felony, Criminal Division) will retire effective December 31, 2022, creating a vacancy on the Marion Superior Court.

Committee Chairperson and Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush announced applications are available online and must be submitted through the Indiana Courts Portal by November 21 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern). [UPDATE November 18 - The deadline is now December 30 at noon.]

To be eligible to serve on the Marion Superior Court an applicant must be a resident of Marion County (at the time of the application and throughout the term of office) and be an attorney admitted to the bar of Indiana for at least five years. Additionally, state law prevents more than 52% of the judges in Marion Superior Court from being members of the same political party. See IC 33-33-49-13.4(d).

Following local court rules, the Marion Superior Court Executive Committee has offered any sitting judge the opportunity to transfer courts. If a judicial officer transfers to Court 29, the vacancy will be created in another court; more than one transfer across divisions is possible. If transfers occur and are approved by the Executive Committee, the available position will change (an update will be posted online).

The Committee intends to meet the week of December 12 in the State House to interview applicants. Details on the public interviews will also be posted online.

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.


Kathryn Dolan, Chief Public Information Officer