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Application & Instructions for Judicial Vacancy

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Marion Superior Court.

Application materials are due electronically by 12:00 p.m. (Eastern) on December 30, 2022. Letters of recommendation must be received by December 30, 2022.

Application materials must be electronically submitted through the Indiana Courts Portal. Please sign into the Portal well in advance of submitting your application in case you need assistance with your login or password. Do not wait until the final submission day to sign into the Portal. If you are not sure how to sign in, see the help topic on signing in or creating an account.

After the application deadline passes, the Committee will publicly announce the names of all candidates for both vacancies. Applications of candidates for judicial appointment are public records.

Please direct any questions about the application process to Dave Kuhnz, staff attorney at the Indiana Supreme Court, by email at or by phone at 317-233-3018.


To be qualified to serve as a judge of the Marion Superior Court, a person must be a resident of Marion County (at the time of application and throughout the term of office) and be an attorney admitted to the bar of Indiana for at least five years. Ind. Code § 33-33-49-6.

Application Checklist

To apply, prepare the following application materials (see instructions below):

  1. Application | Download MS Word
  2. Statement of Economic Interests | Download PDF
  3. Waiver, Release, and Consent | Download PDF
  4. Photograph
  5. Supplemental Materials

Required Supplemental Materials include:

  • Military service documentation (if applicable)
  • Writing samples

Letters of Recommendation

The Committee will consider on behalf of each applicant a reasonable number of letters of recommendation. Judicial officers are permitted under the Code of Judicial Conduct to write on behalf of candidates on the basis of personal knowledge of the candidates’ qualifications.

Instructions for Electronic Application

The electronic copy of your application must be submitted through the Indiana Courts Portal by the deadline above. All application materials uploaded to the Portal must be saved in PDF format, except the photograph, which must be in JPG format.

Sign into the Indiana Courts Portal. Then, locate the section labeled "My Tools & Settings" and click "Upload a document," which takes you to the Secure Document Uploader. Files must not exceed 15mb in size. You can check the size of any file by inspecting the document properties. Note, as indicated below, that document types are named to correspond with the vacancy for which you are applying. You must upload the following:

1 – Application

  • Once completed, save as a PDF. Do not print and scan this document.
  • From the Secure Document Uploader, select the document type "Marion JSC 2203 - Application"

2 – Statement of Economic Interests

  • The Statement of Economic Interests may require additional pages. Combine the completed form and additional pages into a single PDF file, and make sure to save the file correctly as described in this tutorial.
  • From the Secure Document Uploader, select the document type "Marion JSC 2203 - SEI"

3 – Waiver, Release, and Consent

  • The Waiver and Statement of Consent requires a signature. Print, sign, and scan this file as a PDF.
  • From the Secure Document Uploader, select the document type "Marion JSC 2203 - Waiver"

4 - Current Photograph

  • Provide a recently taken professional headshot with a resolution of at least 300dpi, at 5 x 7 inches, saved in JPG format.
  • From the Secure Document Uploader, select the document type "Marion JSC 2203 - Photo"

5 – Supplemental materials

  • Ideally, you should combine all supplemental materials into a single PDF document, but if the file exceeds 15mb, you will have to upload multiple PDF documents. Scanned files tend to be larger, so avoid those if possible.
  • Be sure to include:
    • If applicable, military documentation identified in Question 3.
    • Writing samples identified in Question 7.
  • From the Secure Document Uploader, select the document type "Marion 2203 - Attachment"

Additional instructions for preparing and uploading documents may be found at the Portal help website.


The Committee will conduct public interviews in Indianapolis on a date to be determined. Applicants are not prohibited from communicating with Committee members prior to public interviews. Upon the conclusion of interviews, the Committee will deliberate in executive session, then vote in a public session to nominate to the Governor the three most qualified candidates. Ind. Code § 33-33-49-13.4. Candidates must be available on the interview dates, including evening hours.