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Clerk of the Appellate Courts
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216 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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About the Court of Appeals

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:

  • Cases in which the death penalty or life-without-parole is rendered (appealed directly to the Indiana Supreme Court);
  • Cases in which statutes are declared unconstitutional by a trial court (automatically appealed to the Supreme Court);
  • Attorney disciplinary cases (which also go to the Supreme Court); and, Cases involving taxation (which go to the Indiana Tax Court).

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 »

Latest News & Headlines

Judge Altice joins Court of Appeals 

Sept. 2, 2015 | Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS - Chief Justice of Indiana Loretta H. Rush today administered the oath of office to the newest member of the Court of Appeals of Indiana, Judge Robert R. Altice, Jr.

Judge Altice took the oath in a private ceremony in the Court of Appeals courtroom. He was accompanied by his wife, Kristin, and spoke briefly afterward to his new colleagues and staff.

Judge Altice had served as judge of Marion Superior Court since January 2001. He was appointed in July by Gov. Mike Pence to succeed retiring Court of Appeals Judge Ezra H. Friedlander. The governor chose Judge Altice from among three candidates recommended by the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission.

The court will conduct a formal robing ceremony for Judge Altice on Monday, Sept. 21, in the Indiana Supreme Court courtroom. The invitation-only event will start at 2 p.m. and be webcast live and recorded for public viewing.