Vacancy for Court of Appeals District 3

According to the Indiana Constitution and state statute, the seven-member Judicial Nominating Commission works to fill appellate court vacancies. Court of Appeals Judge Michael P. Barnes announced he will step down from the bench in summer 2018. The Commission will consider applicants and select the three most qualified candidates as nominees. Gov. Eric Holcomb will select Indiana's next Court of Appeals Judge from among the three nominees.

Chief Justice submits nominees to Governor
May 25, 2018 | Letter

Hostetler, Tavitas, and Van Gilder nominees for Court of Appeals vacancy
May 16, 2018 | Press Release

Interviews for Court of Appeals finalists set for May 16
May 9, 2018 | Press Release

Commission selects six finalists for Court of Appeals second interview
May 1, 2018 | Press Release

Interview times set for Court of Appeals applicants
April 12, 2018 | Press Release

Candidate Applications
April 12, 2018

12 applicants for Court of Appeals of Indiana vacancy
April 2, 2018 | Press Release

Application and Instructions
January 24, 2018

Applications available for Court of Appeals of Indiana
January 24, 2018 | Press Release