(LAKE CO.) – The Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission is beginning the process of selecting a new Superior Court judge. A vacancy on the Lake Superior Court will occur on April 30, 2019. Judge William E. Davis will retire from Superior Court, Civil Division, Room Five.
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter, who chairs the Commission, announced applications for the position are now available online at courts.in.gov/5502.htm and must be submitted through the Indiana Courts Portal by Monday, April 8 at noon CDT. The list of applicants will be made available after the deadline, and the public is invited to comment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org until Monday, April 22 at noon CDT.
The Commission was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1973. According to Indiana law IC 33-33-45-27 to 33-33-45-42, the Commission is required to submit to the Governor “the three most highly qualified candidates from among all those eligible” for appointment when a vacancy arises.
The Commission expects to meet sometime in May to interview the applicants in Crown Point. Details will be announced when determined.