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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 a minimum of 21 days 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 January 4, 2023 and ending Friday, January 27, 2023.

  • Grant County Superior Court
    The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge in the Grant County Superior Court 2 to succeed The Honorable Dana Kenworthy who has been appointed to serve on 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 Friday, January 27, 2023.

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, 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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The below judicial opening has an application period beginning January 24, 2023 and ending Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

  • Batesville City Court
    The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge in the Batesville City Court to succeed The Honorable John Kellerman who has resigned.
  • Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
  • 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, 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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