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 »
Court welcomes Carr L. Darden 2013 CLEO interns
INDIANAPOLIS - The Court of Appeals has selected seven students from three Indiana law schools for its 2013 Carr L. Darden Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) internship program.
The 10-week internships will immerse the students in the court's daily work, guided by some of Indiana's most accomplished and respected jurists. The interns will also make site visits to other courts and government agencies, including the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
"CLEO interns enjoy an entree to the Court of Appeals that they might not otherwise have," Chief Judge Margret G. Robb said. "We're pleased to welcome them to the court and excited to mentor these future leaders of Indiana's legal community."
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