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The Court of Appeals has selected Attorney Larry L. Morris as its new court administrator, effective Oct. 1. Morris will succeed Steve Lancaster, who will retire in September after 20 years with the court.
Morris is the senior law clerk for Court of Appeals Judge Ezra H. Friedlander, for whom he's clerked for 22 years. He earned his law degree in 1991 from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He also holds bachelor's and master's degrees from two Illinois colleges.
“I’m extremely pleased to announce Larry’s selection as court administrator,” Chief Judge Nancy H. Vaidik said. “Larry has been a valued member of the Court of Appeals team/family for more than 20 years, and we are extremely proud to see him assume this new leadership role. Larry is uniquely qualified to handle the challenges of the administrator position, given his impressive communication and interpersonal skills, and deep knowledge of appellate law and the court’s workings and personnel. We interviewed a large number of highly qualified people for the job and have every confidence that we made the right decision.”
The court administrator provides a full range of administrative services to the 15-member court. Specific duties include court legal services, budgeting, personnel management, facilities management, and implementation of the new digital case management and pending e-filing systems. The administrator works for the entire court, under the direction of the chief judge.