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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "New Lake Superior Court judge interviews scheduled"

Bill Dolan reports in the March 29th NWI Times:

CROWN POINT | Lake County lawyers have six weeks to take the first step to make their dreams of becoming a judge a reality.

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker announced Thursday that any attorney living in the county is eligible to fill a judicial vacancy in the Lake Superior Court Civil Division by filing an application no later than 4 p.m. May 4.

Rucker states in a court notice that the Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission will begin interviewing candidates May 21. * * *

Civil Division Judge Diane Kavadias-Schneider will take over Dywan's courtroom in Crown Point. The new judge will take over her spot in in the county's Hammond satellite courthouse.

Rucker will assemble the commission's panel of four lay people and four local attorneys, and he will join them in selecting three finalists.

The finalists' names will then be forwarded to Gov. Mitch Daniels, who makes the final pick.

ILB: Lake County is one of the few Indiana counties employing merit selection, rather than election of judges. Offhand, I think the only other is St. Joseph County.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 31, 2012 08:49 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts