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Clerk of the Appellate Courts
200 W. Washington St.
216 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Court of Appeals of Indiana hears oral argument in some cases. Most oral arguments are heard in the Court of Appeals Courtroom on the 4th floor of the Indiana Statehouse, though a few are heard in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the 3rd floor to allow for webcasting.
Cell Phone and Camera Policy During Oral Argument: Court rules prohibit the use of any type of camera in the courtroom during oral argument without prior approval of the court and require that all cell phones be turned off. Anyone who violates this policy will be removed from the courtroom. The Court of Appeals has additional information for the media.
Traveling Oral Arguments
Traveling oral arguments, or Appeals on Wheels, take the court across Indiana to help Hoosiers learn more about the judiciary’s indispensable role in Indiana government. They also provide opportunities for Court of Appeals judges to meet and talk with a broad range of citizens in relatively informal settings.
Appeals on Wheels typically occur at high schools, colleges, law schools and courtrooms, but they’ve also been held at conference centers, tourist sites and even retirement communities. The Court has conducted more than 370 Appeals on Wheels between its 2001 centennial and December 2013, although the program predates the centennial.
If your school, bar association or other organization would like to host Appeals on Wheels, please contact Communications Director Martin DeAgostino at 317-234-4859 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All requests will be reviewed to ensure suitable facilities, engaged partners and a minimum audience of 50.
Two free hours of Continuing Legal Education credits are available to members of bar associations that conduct a one-hour CLE program around Appeals on Wheels. Please contact the court for more information.
2014 Traveling Oral Arguments
Date Case at a Glance Location Thu June 19 1 pm Dodson v. Seven Corners Inc. Hoosier Boys State, Trine University, Angola Tue June 10 10:30 am Turner v. Kent and Kazlauski University Place, West Lafayette Thu June 5 1:45 pm Wright v. State French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick Wed May 14 1 pm Kelley v. State Shortridge High School, Indianapolis Thu May 1 1:30 pm Tallman v. State Salem High School, Salem Wed April 30 1 pm CDT Macy v. State Lake County Government Center, Crown Point Thu April 24 10:30 am Pierson, et al v. Service America Corp New Castle High School, New Castle Wed April 16 1:30 pm Martinsville MSD v. Jackson, et al Taylor University, Upland Tue April 15 1 pm CDT Rogers v. Sigma Chi University of Southern Indiana, Evansville Thu April 10 11:30 am IMPD v. Prout Indiana University South Bend Tue April 8 10 am Robey v. State Ivy Tech-Lafayette, Lafayette Wed April 2 1:30 pm Brummett v. State Vincennes University, Vincennes Thu Mar 27 11 am Corn v. State Indiana State University, Terre Haute Tue Mar 25 1 pm Thompson v. State Terre Haute South High School, Terre Haute Fri Mar 7 10:20 am J.K. v. State DePauw University, Greencastle Fri Feb 28 Noon Gilbert v. Gilbert Women's Bench Bar Retreat, Culver Thu Feb 27 10:30 am Estate of M. Borgwald Wabash College, Crawfordsville Tue Feb 11 10:30 am Griesemer v. State Supreme Court Courtroom, Indianapolis Tue Feb 11 1 pm Sesay v. State Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis Mon Feb 3 10 am Harper v. State Fishers High School, Fishers