About this Event
The Judicial Nominating Commission named seven finalists for the Court of Appeals of Indiana judicial position. The following lawyers and judges will be interviewed in person on July 1.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
All times are ET and may change slightly throughout the day.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Judge Peter Foley
10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. - Mr. Jason Bennett
11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. - Judge Lakshmi Reddy
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Judge Matthew Headley
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Ms. Leanna K. Weissmann
2:05 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. - Ms. Lisa Reger
2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. - Mr. Abraham Navarro
Private executive session followed by public vote
The interviews will be held in the Fuse East Conference Room on the second floor of the South Tower at Capital Center (251 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204). To accommodate press and public viewing, interviews will be live streamed. Due to social distancing, there will be very limited in-person seating. Media interested in attending must contact Kathryn Dolan to inquire about reserving a seat.
After all interviews have concluded, the Commission will deliberate in a private executive session. The Commission considers applicants' legal education, writings, reputation in the practice of law, and other pertinent information. Following the executive session, a public vote will be live streamed. Follow @incourts on Twitter for notice before the stream begins.
Members of the audience are asked to refrain from activities that might distract from the interview process. The following guidelines are in place:
Only enter and exit between interviews Recording equipment will be set up between interviews (no mult box provided) Artificial lighting shall not be used Questioning of the applicants is reserved for the Commission Media/public may interview the applicants before/after the Commission’s interview outside the interview room at the applicant’s discretionThe Commission will select the three most qualified candidates and submit those names to Governor Eric Holcomb. The Governor has 60 days from receiving the list to select Indiana's next Court of Appeals judge.
The vacancy is the result of the retirement of Judge John G. Baker. According to the Indiana Constitution and state statute, the seven-member Judicial Nominating Commission must recruit and select candidates to fill vacancies on Indiana appellate courts. Details about the vacancy can be found online.