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Creating an account

If you created an account in 2011 (the first year the portal was available), you do not need to create an account again.  See "Signing in to the portal" below for help signing in to the account you already created (or that was created on your behalf).

If you have never created an account, you will need to do so. To create an account, go to http://appealsclerk.in.gov and click the "Create an Account" button. Follow the prompts on the screen. You will receive a confirmation email when your account has been successfully created.

To register for the clerk's portal, you must:

  • have an Indiana bar number or non-attorney judge number, OR
  • be invited to register as an account administrator by an attorney or judge with an existing account

Information you'll need on hand

If you are an attorney or judge, you will need:

  • your Indiana bar number or non-attorney judge number,
  • the PIN number assigned to you by the Supreme Court (This number is printed on your annual statements from the Commission for Continuing Legal Education and is now emailed to you by the appellate clerk's office on or around August 1 of each year.), AND
  • a valid email address not shared with another user of the clerk's portal

If you are an invited account administrator, you will need:

  • the email address where the invitation was sent.

Attorney Number Format

When creating your account, or when using the "Forgot Username" or "Forgot Password" links on the sign-in screen, you may be prompted to enter your attorney number.  Attorney numbers include a sequence number (usually one to six digits), a hyphen, and the two-digit county number.  Some attorney numbers used to include letters at the end, but the use of these letters has been discontinued (see our FAQ for more information on this).

When entering your attorney number, you must include the hyphen, otherwise the portal will not recognize the number.  Examples of correctly formatted attorney numbers include:

  • 12345-67
  • 1234-56
  • 123-45

Signing in to the portal

To sign in to the portal, you will need to provide your username or email address and password.  If you cannot remember these credentials, use the "Forgot Username" or "Forgot Password" link in the sign-in box and follow the prompts.  You may be asked to answer security questions, which were set up when your account was first created, or to enter your attorney number and PIN number in order to gain access to the site.  See our frequently asked questions for more information about attorney number and PIN number.

Signing in with Attorney Number and PIN

If you do not remember your password and are unable to reset your password, sign in with the following steps:

  1. Go to http://appealsclerk.in.gov and click "Forgot Password" in the sign-in box

  2. Click the appropriate option under "Tell us whether you are a(n)"

  3. Do not type your username or email address; instead click "I don't remember"

  4. Enter your attorney number and PIN (case sensitive)

  5. Click "Sign In"

After you sign in, you will be taken directly to your security credentials page so you can update your password, security questions, and the email address associated with your account, if desired.

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