Judicial Appointments

Pursuant to Article 5, Section 18 of the Indiana Constitution and Indiana Code, the Governor of the State of Indiana has the authority to fill judicial vacancies as they occur in the state.

Current Vacancies

As a general rule, the application period for judicial openings will be 30 days after posting on this website. Notwithstanding, the Governor’s Office may extend the application period in its sole judgment or discretion.


Below is a new judicial opening which has a 30-day application period, ending Wednesday, February 13, 2019.


Kosciusko County Superior Court
The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge in Kosciusko County Superior Court. Last year, the Indiana General Assembly authorized a new Superior Court #4 for Kosciusko County. The new court will begin operations on July 1, 2019. Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Applications should be sent to the Governor’s Office preferably via email (judicialapplications@gov.in.gov) or alternatively by hard copy (Governor’s Office, Attn: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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Posey County Superior Court
The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge in Posey County Superior Court due to the impending retirement of Judge S. Brent Almon. Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Applications should be sent to the Governor’s Office preferably via email (judicialapplications@gov.in.gov) or alternatively by hard copy (Governor’s Office, Attn: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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