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 are two (2) new judicial openings which have a 30-day application period, ending December 27, 2017.

Elkhart County Superior Court 1
The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge in Elkhart County, Superior Court 1. Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00pm on December 27, 2017. Applications should be returned to the Governor’s Office via email (judicialapplications@gov.in.gov) or by hard copy (Governor’s Office, Attn: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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Tippecanoe County Superior Court No. 5
The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge of Tippecanoe County Superior Court No. 5. Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00pm on December 27, 2017. Applications should be returned to the Governor’s Office via email (judicialapplications@gov.in.gov) or by hard copy (Governor’s Office, Attn: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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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 Monday, January 8, 2018.

Lawrence County Superior Court 1
The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge in Lawrence County, Superior Court 1. Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00pm on January 8, 2018. Applications should be returned to the Governor’s Office via email (judicialapplications@gov.in.gov) or by hard copy (Governor’s Office, Attn: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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