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Clerk of the Appellate Courts
200 W. Washington St.
216 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
As the second-highest court in Indiana, the Court of Appeals hears appeals from the state’s trial courts. The Court does not preside over trials and must accept all appeals sent to it, with the exception of:
As a result, the 15 members of the Court issue approximately 2,500 written opinions each year. A decision of the Court of Appeals of Indiana is final unless granted further review by the Indiana Supreme Court. Learn more »
Applications for an upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Indiana are due by April 27, 2015. Today, Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush announced details of the application process for the vacancy that will be available at the end of the summer.
INDIANAPOLIS – Court of Appeals Judge Ezra H. Friedlander has submitted his resignation to Gov. Mike Pence, effective Aug. 31, 2015. At retirement, Judge Friedlander will have served on the Court for more than 22 years and practiced law for 50 years. He will retire just shy of the mandatory retirement age for judges of 75, in December 2016.
Judge Friedlander said he is submitting his resignation now to give the Governor and the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission adequate time to appoint his replacement. The merit selection process to fill Judge Friedlander’s position will include an application and interview. The final selection is made by the Governor. The Judicial Nominating Commission will release details about the process on March 2.