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.

The Court of Appeals encourages viewers to watch archived oral argument videos online or download the audio file. For a link to download the video file, please email a request to Ashley Reed, Director of Communications.

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

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 500 Appeals on Wheels in 82 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.

Upcoming 2018 Traveling Oral Arguments

Date/Time Case Location
November 15, 2018 @ 12:50 p.m. EST Bails v. State North Central High School, Performance Classroom
1801 E. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
November 19, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. EST A.M. v. Community Health Hamilton Southeastern High School, Leonard Auditorium
13910 E. 126th St.
Fishers, IN 46037
November 27, 2018 @ 10:15 a.m. EST Smith v. State IU South Bend
Louise E. Addicot & Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, Northside Hall
1700 E. Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46615
December 4, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m. EST Lewis v. State Walker Career Center
9651 E. 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46229