A judicial vacancy in the Allen Superior Court's Civil Division will occur in December 2018 with the retirement of The Honorable Stanley A. Levine. The following five applicants will be interviewed on Monday, October 1st.
The interview schedule and additional information may be found here.
A judicial vacancy in the Allen Superior Court's Criminal Division will occur in December 2018 with the retirement of The Honorable John F. Surbeck, Jr. On August 28th the Allen County Judicial Nominating Commission has selected the following 3 applicants as finalists:
-Anthony S. Churchward
-Steven O. Godfrey
-David M. Zent
Governor Holcomb will have 60 days to select Judge Surbeck's replacement.
JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
The following persons are current members of the Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC):
Justice Steven David (Indiana Supreme Court - Chair of Commission)
Holly A. Brady (Attorney)
Paul R. Sturm (Attorney)
Douglas E. Ulmer (Attorney)
Angie Moellering (Non-Attorney)
Ben Eisbart (Non-Attorney)
Mark Terrell (Non-Attorney)
(On September 7, 2012, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an Order which designated Justice Steven David to serve as a member and chairman of the Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission)
The JNC is created by statute within IC 33-33-2-32 and assists with the process of filling judicial vacancies in the Allen Superior Court. The JNC is comprised of three (3) local non-attorneys, three (3) local attorneys and the Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. The three (3) attorney members are elected by other attorneys within Allen County and the three (3) non-attorney members are appointed by the Governor. A more detailed description of the selection process may be found between IC 33-33-2-32 and IC 33-33-2-45.