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Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb

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Governor Holcomb > Gubernatorial Appointments > Judicial Appointments 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 45 days after posting on this website. Notwithstanding, the Governor’s Office may extend the application period in its sole judgment or discretion.

Below are two (2) new judicial openings which have a 45-day application period, ending April 24, 2017. In addition, the original 31-day application period established for the judicial opening in Henry Circuit Court 3 is being extended for an additional 14 days (now ending on March 24, 2017) in order to be consistent with said 45-day application period being applied to all judicial openings around the State of Indiana.

Johnson Superior Court 2
The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge of Johnson Superior Court 2. Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00pm on April 24, 2017. Applications should be returned to the Governor’s Office via email (jheerens@gov.in.gov) or by hard copy (Governor’s Office, Attn: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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Pulaski Superior Court
The Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications for the position of judge of Pulaski Superior Court. Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00pm on April 24, 2017. Applications should be returned to the Governor’s Office via email (jheerens@gov.in.gov) or by hard copy (Governor’s Office, Attn: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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Henry Circuit Court 3
In order to be consistent with the 45-day application period being applied to all of the judicial openings around the State of Indiana, the time period for submitting an application for the position of judge of Henry Circuit Court 3 is being extended to March 24, 2017. Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application found below by no later than 5:00pm on March 24, 2017. Applications should be returned to the Governor’s Office via email (jheerens@gov.in.gov) or by hard copy (Governor’s Office, Attn: Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

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