Applications Available For Judicial Position In St. Joseph County

(ST. JOSEPH) – The St. Joseph Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission is beginning the process of selecting a new superior court judge. A vacancy on the St. Joseph Superior Court will occur on January 1, 2021, when Judge Jane Woodward Miller retires from her position.

Commission Chairperson and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Christopher Goff announced applications for the position are available online at and must be submitted through the Indiana Courts Portal by Friday, August 21 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT).

According to Indiana law, IC 33-33-71-29 to 33-33-71-43, the Commission is required to submit to the Governor “the five most highly qualified candidates from among all those eligible” for appointment when a vacancy arises.

The Commission’s interviews of the applicants and applicant names are confidential according to statute. The five candidates are public record and will be announced when named by the Commission. The announcement is expected sometime in September.