Interviews For Court Of Appeals Finalists Set For July 1

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Judicial Nominating Commission named seven finalists for the Court of Appeals of Indiana judicial position. The following lawyers and judges will be interviewed in person on July 1.

All times are ET and may change slightly throughout the day.

  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Judge Peter Foley
  • 10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. – Mr. Jason Bennett
  • 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. – Judge Lakshmi Reddy
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Judge Matthew Headley
  • Break
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Ms. Leanna K. Weissmann
  • 2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. – Ms. Lisa Reger
  • 2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. – Mr. Abraham Navarro

The interviews will be held in the Fuse East Conference Room on the second floor of the South Tower at Capital Center (251 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204). To accommodate press and public viewing, interviews will be live streamed. Due to social distancing, there will be very limited in-person seating.

After all interviews have concluded, the Commission will deliberate in a private executive session. The Commission considers applicants’ legal education, writings, reputation in the practice of law, and other pertinent information. Following the executive session, a public vote will be live streamed. Follow @incourts on Twitter for notice before the stream begins.

The Commission will select the three most qualified candidates and submit those names to Governor Eric Holcomb. The Governor has 60 days from receiving the list to select Indiana’s next Court of Appeals judge.

The vacancy is the result of the retirement of Judge John G. Baker. According to the Indiana Constitution and state statute, the seven-member Judicial Nominating Commission must recruit and select candidates to fill vacancies on Indiana appellate courts. Details about the vacancy can be found online.