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Paul Sweeney Featured in <i>Indiana Lawyer</i>: "Judicial Nominating Commission Concludes First Roun Paul Sweeney Featured in <i>Indiana Lawyer</i>: "Judicial Nominating Commission Concludes First Roun

Paul Sweeney Featured in Indiana Lawyer: "Judicial Nominating Commission Concludes First Round of Interviews to Succeed Kirsch"

Paul SweeneyIce Miller LLP senior counsel Paul Sweeney was featured in the Indiana Lawyer article, "Judicial Nominating Commission Concludes First Round of Interviews to Succeed Kirsch."

The article included: 

After two days spent interviewing 23 candidates, the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission has selected 12 applicants to proceed to a second round of interviews for an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Paul Sweeney, Ice Miller

Paul Sweeney sees overlap between the work of a judge and his work as a church youth minister. In the latter role, Sweeney said he works with kids to help them apply the religious teachings they’ve received to their lives. Similarly, as a judge, it would be his role to apply the law that’s already been established to the facts of a specific case.

Regardless of who’s on the bench, Sweeney said he’d like to see the Court of Appeals become more “interactive.” Appellate judges feed off of each other during oral arguments, picking up on each other’s questions and points of interest. If that process yields an issue that requires more study, Sweeney said the COA should allow lawyers to submit additional briefs on those new issues that developed during arguments.


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