A judicial vacancy in the Allen Superior Court's Criminal Division will occur in December 2018 with the retirement of The Honorable John F. Surbeck, Jr.  An application and additional information regarding this vacancy may be found on the Indiana Supreme Court's website found here.  All application forms, including one original and seven copies, must be completed and turned into the Clerk of the Allen Circuit and Superior Courts by Friday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) at 715 South Calhoun Street, Room 200A, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.





The following persons are current members of the Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC):


Justice Steven David (Indiana Supreme Court - Chair of Commission)

Holly A. Brady (Attorney)

Paul R. Sturm (Attorney)

Douglas E. Ulmer (Attorney)

Angie Moellering (Non-Attorney)

Ben Eisbart (Non-Attorney)

Mark Terrell (Non-Attorney)


(On September 7, 2012, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an Order which designated Justice Steven David to serve as a member and chairman of the Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission)

The JNC is created by statute within IC 33-33-2-32 and assists with the process of filling judicial vacancies in the Allen Superior Court. The JNC is comprised of three (3) local non-attorneys, three (3) local attorneys and the Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.  The three (3) attorney members are elected by other attorneys within Allen County and the three (3) non-attorney members are appointed by the Governor. A more detailed description of the selection process may be found between IC 33-33-2-32 and IC 33-33-2-45.