Monday, February 23, 2015
Ind. Courts - Court of Appeals Judge Friedlander to retire later this year
From the news release:
INDIANAPOLIS – Court of Appeals Judge Ezra H. Friedlander has submitted his resignation to Gov. Mike Pence, effective Aug. 31, 2015.
At retirement, Judge Friedlander will have served on the Court for more than 22 years and practiced law for 50 years. He will retire just shy of the mandatory retirement age for judges of 75, in December 2016. “I thought 50 years was a good time,” Judge Friedlander said. “When you’ve done something for 50 years, it’s a good milestone.”
In his letter to the governor, Judge Friedlander said, “It is my hope that I have been of valuable service to the citizens of the State of Indiana. I personally value having been able to be of service to the citizens of our State.”
Judge Friedlander said he is submitting his resignation now to give the governor and the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission adequate time to appoint his replacement. The merit selection process to fill Judge Friedlander’s position will include an application and interview. The final selection is made by the Governor. The Judicial Nominating Commission will release details about the process on March 2.
Judge Friedlander was appointed by Gov. Evan Bayh and joined the Court of Appeals in January 1993. He was retained by election in 1996 and 2006. He