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Nominations due April 18 to fill Lake County judge vacancy

Updated: April 1, 2014 10:17AM



The Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission on May 7 will begin interviewing applicants seeking to be nominated for judge of the Superior Court-Civil Division.

Interviews will be conducted in the hearing room of the Lake County Board of Commissioners in the Lake County Government Center and are open to the public. Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker is chairman of the Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission.

Anyone who lives in Lake County, is a U.S. citizen and admitted to practice law in Indiana is eligible for nomination.

Applications are available at all offices of the clerk of the Lake Circuit and Superior Courts.

Ten copies of a completed application must be submitted by 4 p.m. April 18 to Richard C. Wolter, secretary to the commission, at 9120 Connecticut Drive, Suite G, Merrillville, 46410.

After conducting interviews, the Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission will nominate three candidates for judge of the Superior Court, Civil Division, and submit those names to Gov. Mike Pence.

The vacancy on the bench was created by the death of Judge Gerald Svetanoff.



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