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Court of Appeals Vacancy

The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals. The position on the state's second highest court will become available when Judge Patricia Riley, representing the fourth appellate district, retires this summer.

There will be two vacancies from this area of the state this year. The Commission will consider your application for both vacancies, and there is no need to submit an additional application. If you choose to opt out from consideration on the second vacancy, please contact Larry Newman at

Interview times set for Court of Appeals applicants
June 20, 2024

Candidate Applications & Photos
June 20, 2024

Eight apply for Court of Appeals vacancy
June 7, 2024

The following individuals have applied to fill this vacancy:

  • Judge Mary A. DeBoer, Valparaiso
  • Wendy W. Davis, Fort Wayne
  • Judge Gina L. Jones, Crown Point
  • Anna Mandula, Crown Point
  • Judge Jaime M. Oss, LaPorte
  • Judge Stephen E. Scheele, Schererville
  • Judge Stephanie E. Steele, Granger
  • A. Elizabeth Underwood, Fort Wayne

Applications available for Court of Appeals of Indiana
March 5, 2024 | Press Release

Applications & Instructions
March 5, 2024