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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 four (4) weeks after posting on this website.  Notwithstanding, the Governor’s Office may extend the application period in its sole judgment or discretion.

The below judicial opening has an application period beginning on July 20, 2023 and ending Thursday, August 17, 2023.

  • Hamilton County Circuit Court
    The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge in the Hamilton County Circuit Court to succeed The Honorable Paul Felix who has been appointed to the Indiana Court of Appeals.   Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

Applications should be sent to the Governor’s Office preferably via email or alternatively by hard copy (Governor’s Office, ATTN: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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