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Marion County Judicial Selection Committee

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Authority

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee consists of 14 members for terms of four years: four attorney members appointed by legal associations, four members selected by legislative leaders, four members appointed by the chairs of both political parties (two appointments from each), one vice-chair, and one Supreme Court Justice who serves as chair. The Committee is required to evaluate candidates and submit to the Governor, three nominees who are the most highly qualified from among all the eligible individuals considered. See  Indiana Code 33-33-49-13.1 to 33-33-49-13.7 to learn more about Marion County's judicial selection. See the committee's Policies and Procedures for more information.


Documents

Notice of Meeting
October 6, 2022


Current vacancy

Two vacancies resulting from the December 2022 retirements of Judge Sheila A. Carlisle and Judge Steven R. Eichholtz


Members

Chief Justice Loretta H. RushChair
Indiana Supreme Court

Hon. Robert R. Altice, Jr.Vice Chair
Court of Appeals of Indiana
Appt'd by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Susan E. Cline
Cline Law Group, LLC
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Samantha DeWester
Beam, Longest, & Neff LLC
Appt'd by Marion County Republican Party
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Carlette Duffy
City of Indianapolis
Appt'd by Marion County Democratic Party
Term Expires: 06/30/25

K. Michael Gaerte
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP
Appt'd by Indianapolis Bar Ass'n
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Rick Hurst
NK Hurst Company, Inc.
Appt'd by Senate, President Pro Tempore
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Katherine F. Jackson-Lindsay
Jackson Legal Services
Appt'd by Marion County Bar Ass'n
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Lacy M. Johnson
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Appt’d by House of Representatives, Minority Leader
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Andrew J. Mallon
Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County 
Appt'd by Marion County Democratic Party
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Christopher Mitchem
VanceMitchem Public Affairs
Appt'd by Marion County Republican Party
Term Expires: 06/30/25

J. Sebastian Smelko
Ice Miller LLP
Appt’d by House of Representatives, Speaker
Term Expires: 06/30/25

Joseph L. Smith, Jr.
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Appt’d by Senate, Minority Leader
Term Expires: 06/30/25

James H. Young
Young & Young Attorneys at Law
Appt'd by Indiana Trial Lawyers Ass'n
Term Expires: 06/30/25


Contact

David Kuhnz, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Communication, Education & Outreach
317-233-3018
david.kuhnz@courts.in.gov

Pursuant to I. C. 5-14-3-3(a)(2), all requests for public records directed to the Indiana Office of Judicial Administration shall be in writing and made upon the following form: Public Record Request.