Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications investigates allegations of judicial ethical misconduct, prosecutes violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct, and advises judges and judicial candidates about their ethical obligations. The Judicial Nominating Commission recruits and interviews applicants to fill vacancies on Indiana's appellate courts. Learn more about the Commissions »
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications (JQC) has issued an advisory opinion addressing a judicial officer's ethical duties with regard to participating in a family member's campaign for elected office. The Commission has concluded that a judicial officer may take a limited role in a relative's campaign (for example, appearing in promotional materials), but must carefully avoid using the prestige of judicial office to advance the relative's candidacy. This is the second advisory opinion of 2014.
On Wednesday, August 6, the Judicial Nominating Commission voted to select Loretta Rush as Indiana's next Chief Justice. Loretta Rush is expected to take office later this month when Chief Justice Brent Dickson steps down as Chief Justice. Dickson will remain on the Supreme Court as an Associate Justice.