Oral Arguments

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 some are heard in the Supreme Court Courtroom.

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.

Watch Live and Archived Oral Arguments in the Court of Appeals

View the Court of Appeals Oral Argument Calendar

Frequently Asked Questions About Court of Appeals Oral Arguments

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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 450 Appeals on Wheels in 74 counties since its 2001 centennial, although the program predates the centennial.

If your school, bar association or other organization would like to host Appeals on Wheels, please contact the Court of Appeals at 317-234-4859.

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.

2017 Traveling Oral Arguments

Date Case at a Glance Location
April 26 Browder v. State Cathedral High School
April 26 Sorhaindo v. State Wabash College
April 24 State v. Larkin Hammond Academy of Science and Technology
April 20 Baldwin v. State Tri-West High School
April 18 Perry v. State Manchester University
April 7 Stigleman v. State Valparaiso University
March 29 Wolf v. State University of Southern Indiana
March 23 Severance v. New Castle Community School Corp., et al. Indiana University East
March 16 Clark v. State Culver Academies
March 14 Pierson v. State Vincennes University
March 9 DeFries v. Board of Commissioners of Posey County, et al. DePauw University
March 3 Warner et al. v. Teamsters et al. Indiana University Bloomington
March 2 Bell v. State Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette
February 24 Elizabeth Lewis v. David Newman Culver Cove Resort
February 16 Allen v. State Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis
January 24 Sams v. State Butler University
January 12 Price v. State Ben Davis High School