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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judicial magistrates and veteran trial lawyers among 11 men and women hoping to be the next Lake Criminal Court judge"

Bill Dolan reports in the NWI Times - some quotes:

The Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission released the names of applicants seeking to replace Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr., who will vacate Criminal Court Room 4 later this summer to become Lake Juvenile Court judge.

The applicants, all local attorneys, are Kathleen M. Belzeski, Samuel L. Cappas, Randy A. Godshalk, Kristina Kantar, Michael J. Lambert, Timothy J. Ormes, Michael N. Pagano, T. Edward Page, Bruce D. Parent, Michael J. Toth and David W. Urbanski.

Lake Superior Court judges are appointed by the governor, rather than elected by voters. The governor makes his appointment from three finalists chosen by a county judicial nominating commission consisting of four local attorneys, four nonattorneys and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker.

The commission will interview the applicants Aug. 8.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 25, 2013 09:41 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts