Thirty judges and lawyers have applied to succeed Justice Brent Dickson on the Indiana Supreme Court. One of them is E. Nelson Chipman Jr., the Marshall County Prosecutor.
Initial interviews with the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission will be Feb. 17-19, with a second round March 3-4. Interviews are open to the public and will take place at the Statehouse in room 319. In recent Supreme Court vacancies, the commission has selected around 10 semifinalists in the first round before choosing three finalists.
Led by Chief Justice Loretta Rush and consisting of three lawyers and three lay members from around the state, the Judicial Nominating Commission submits names of three finalists to Governor Mike Pence, who then has 60 days to select the next justice.
Dickson, the second-longest-tenured justice in Indiana history, announced he will assume senior judge status April 29, after 30 years on the bench.