The newest Indiana Supreme Court Justice will be sworn in Monday in a private ceremony. Geoffrey Slaughter was announced last month by Governor Mike Pence as successor to long-serving Justice Brent Dickson.
A public swearing-in ceremony with Pence is slated for August 11. Monday’s oath of office will be administered by Chief Justice Loretta Rush.
Slaughter will be the high court’s 109th justice. He beat out 30 initial applicants to the Judicial Nominating Commission. Three finalists were passed along to the governor.
The Lake County native is as a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis, president of the Indiana Bar Foundation and a member of the Indiana State Bar Association. He will replace Dickson, who retired after 30 years on the bench.