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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Nominating Commission Names Five Finalists To St. Joseph County Superior Court"

From an INCourts news release:

The St. Joseph County Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission announced five finalists to fill an upcoming judicial vacancy. Commission Chairman and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa announced the finalists Monday. “The Commission members were impressed by the high quality of all of the applicants,” Massa said. “The five individuals we are recommending to Governor Pence represent the best of an impressive pool of talent.”

The nominees are:

  • Mary Catherine Andres, deputy prosecuting attorney in St. Joseph County
  • Scott Duerring, a general practice attorney in South Bend
  • Andre B. Gammage, managing partner at Berger & Gammage in South Bend
  • Elizabeth C. Hurley, Magistrate for the St. Joseph Circuit Court
  • Jeffrey Lane Sanford, sole practitioner, deputy public defender for St. Joseph County, and deputy city attorney in South Bend
A vacancy on the St. Joseph Superior Court will occur March 31, 2013, when Judge Roland W. Chamblee, Jr., retires. In December 2012, the Commission announced applications for the position were available online and should be submitted to the St. Joseph County Clerk by January 18. On January 25, the Commission interviewed thirteen candidates and then met in executive session to deliberate.

Governor Mike Pence will name a Superior Court judge from among the five finalists submitted by the nominating commission. * * *

The [St. Joseph County Superior Court Judicial] Nominating Commission was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1973.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 29, 2013 08:35 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts