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Judicial Vacancy

The Judicial Nominating Commission is beginning the process of selecting a new judge from the first appellate district for the Court of Appeals of Indiana. A vacancy on the court will occur in Summer 2020 when Judge John G. Baker retires from his position on the bench.


Governor appoints Leanna Weissmann to the Court of Appeals

(September 1, announcement)

JNC nomination letter to Governor

(July 9, 2020 letter)

Reddy, Reger, Weissmann nominees for Court of Appeals vacancy

(July 1, 2020 press release)

Notice of Executive Session of the Judicial Nominating Commission July 1, 2020

(June 25, 2020 public notice)

July 1, 2020 Executive Session Agenda

(June 25, 2020 public notice)

Interviews for Court of Appeals finalists set for July 1

(June 23, 2020 press release)

Commission selects 7 finalists for Court of Appeals second interview

(June 10, 2020 press release)

Notice of Executive Session of the Judicial Nominating Commission June 10, 2020

(June 5, 2020 public notice)

June 10, 2020 Executive Session Agenda

(June 5, 2020 public notice)

Court of Appeals applicant interviews to be held remotely

(June 1, 2020 press release)

Interview schedule for June 10

(June 1, 2020)

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. - Mr. Jason W. Bennett
9:25 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Hon. James D. Worton
9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. - Ms. Erin L. Berger
10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. - Mr. Joby D. Jerrells
Break    
10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. - Mr. Abraham A. Navarro
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Hon. Matthew L. Headley
11:35 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - Mr. Terry W. Tolliver
Lunch and Executive Session
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. - Ms. Crystal G. Rowe
1:25 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Hon. Peter R. Foley
1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. - Hon. Kevin M. Barton
Break    
2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. - Ms. Lisa G. Reger
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. - Ms. Leanna K. Weissmann
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Hon. Lakshmi Y. Reddy
Break    
3:40 p.m. - Executive Session followed by public vote

Change in schedule for Court of Appeals applicant interviews

(April 24, 2020 press release)

Interview times set for Court of Appeals applicants

(March 27, 2020 press release)

Candidate Applications

(March 27, 2020)

​Applications available for Court of Appeals of Indiana

(February 11, 2020 press release)

Application & Instructions

(February 11, 2020)