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.
In addition to hearing oral argument at the State House in Indianapolis, the Court of Appeals hears several oral arguments each year at locations around the state to enable Hoosiers to learn about the judicial branch. The Court has traveled to hear oral arguments around the state for many years. For instance, 2007 marked the 25th consecutive year the Court heard oral argument at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Vigo County and the 20th straight year of hearing cases at Vincennes University in Knox County.
The practice of hearing oral argument around the state expanded significantly at the time of the Court's centennial in 2001. That year, as part of its centennial celebration, the Court held oral arguments in every part of the state and decided to continue the practice every year.
Sites for ‘traveling oral arguments' are often Indiana's four law schools, colleges and universities, high schools, or county courthouses. The Court has also heard oral argument in hotels as part of legal conferences, at a hospital, at tourist sites, and in retirement communities.
Following oral argument, members of the Court and the attorneys stay to answer questions about the Indiana judicial process from audience members.
If your school or bar association would like to host a Court of Appeals oral argument, please contact the Court at (317) 234-4859.
|Date||Case at a Glance||Location|
|Mon Dec 2 11am||Watson v. State||New Palestine High School, New Palestine|
|Thu Nov 21 12:30CST||Kelley v. State||Michigan City High School, Michigan City|
|Tue Nov 19 2pm||Jadrich v. State||Lawrence North High School, |
|Mon Nov 4 1:15pm||Rasnick v. State||Cathedral High School, Indianapolis|
|Thu Oct 24 1pm||B.R. v. Adult/Child Mental Health Center||McKinney Law School, Indianapolis|
|Tue Oct 22 1pm||Kuntz v. EVI, LLC||Purdue University, West Lafayette|
|Mon Oct 7 1:30pm||Simmons v. State||Shepard Academy, Evansville|
|Tue Sep 17 1pm||Terkosky v. IDOE||Franklin College, Franklin|
|Tue Sep 10 6pm||Wilson v. State||Shermon Minton Inn of Court|
|Tue Sep 10 1pm||Corbin v. State||
Maurer School of Law
|Thu June 27 2:30pm||Hill v. State||Hoosier Girls State, Trine University, Angola|
|Tue June 18 1:30pm||Wood v. State||Hoosier Boys State,Trine University, Angola|
|Wed May 1 10am||Bond v. State||Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette|
|Fri Apr 26 10am||Speers v. State||Martin University, Indianapolis|
|Tue Apr 16 1pm||Kaur v. State||Shortridge High School, Indianapolis|
|Friday Apr 12 1:30pm||L.S. v. Indiana Department of Child Services||Taylor University, Upland|
|Friday Apr 5 1pm||Wood v. State||University of Southern Indiana, Evansville|
|Mon Apr 1, 6 pm||Walker v. State||Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington|
|Tue Mar 26, 11:00am||Vincennes University v. Sparks||Valparaiso University Law School, Valparaiso|
|Tue Mar 19, 10:00am||State v. Keck||Paoli Jr.-Sr. High School, Paoli|
|Wed Mar 13, 1:45pm||Fuqua v. State||Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers|
|Wed Mar 13, 11:30am||Cornelious v. State||Vincennes University, Vincennes|
|Tue Mar 12 3:30pm||Scott v. State||Manchester University, North Manchester|
|Mon Feb 25, 10:00am||Overton v. State||IUSB, South Bend|
|Tue Feb 18, 3:00pm||J.S. v. State||Wabash College, Crawfordsville|
|Wed Jan 16, 1:30pm||Kovats v. State||Union County High School|
|Wed Dec 12 10:30am||Gilbert v. State||Ivy Tech Southern Indiana|
|Wed Oct 31, 1:00pm||Vanzyll v. State||Seeger Jr.-Sr. High School|
|Mon Oct 22, 10:30am||Young v. State||Allen Superior Courtroom 1|
|Tue Oct 9, 1:00pm||Clark v. State||Vanderburgh County Old Courthouse, Evansville|
|Thu Sept 27, 1:30pm||C.B.M. et al v. K.L.M. et al||Greensburg High School,|
|Thu Sep 27, 10am||D.L. et al v. Christine Huck, et al||Hulman Student Union, Indiana State University, Terre Haute|
|Thu June 21, 2:30pm||Huls v. State||Hoosier Girls State, Indiana State University, Terre Haute|
|Tue June 19 1:15pm||Graham v. State||Clark Circuit Court, Jeffersonville|
|Fri June 1 3:45pm||Brotherhood Mutual Ins. Co. v. Michiana Contracting||Belterra Casino Resort, Florence|
|Mon May 21, 1:30pm||Harmon v. State||Garrett High School, Garrett|
|Mon May 7, 10am||SH & SC v. State||Loogootee High School, Loogootee|
|Fri May 4, 10:30am||Ripps v. State||Franklin Community High School, Franklin|
|Mon April 30, 1pm||Lewis v. State||Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy, Indianapolis|
|Thur April 26, 11am||Gasser v. Downing et al||Posey Circuit Court, Mt. Vernon|
|Tue April 17, 2:30pm||Lee v. State||Inn at DePauw, Greencastle|
|Tue April 17, 3pm||Pargo v. State||Morgan Superior Court, Martinsville|
|Mon April 16, 2pm||Palilonis v. State||Valparaiso University Law School, Valparaiso|
|Tue April 10, 4 pm||Berry v. State||Marian University, Indianapolis|
|Mon April 2, 3:30 pm||Lawson v. State||University of Notre Dame Law School, South Bend|
|Thu Mar 29, 10am||State v. Lodde||Ivy Tech-Lafayette|
|Tue Mar 13, 1pm CDT||Thomas v. State||University of Southern Indiana, Evansville|
|Wed Feb 8, 11:00am||Messer v. New Albany Police Dept.||Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg|