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An Insider's Guide to Indiana Appellate Practice
Start Date/Time: Thursday, May 08, 2014
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority



The ISBA Appellate Practice Section is proud to offer this insider's perspective on many "unwritten rules" in Indiana's appellate courts.


May 8

Noon to 5 p.m.

Regions Conference Center
One Indiana Square, Fifth Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Registration (to includes all materials and a lunch buffet):
$150 – Appellate Practice Section Members
$165 – ISBA Members
$250 – Non-ISBA Members


If you spend time in Indiana’s appellate courts, you know that a lot of appellate practice questions and issues are unanswered by the Appellate Rules. Join these Indiana appellate court staff attorneys, judicial law clerks and administrators for an insider’s perspective on many “unwritten rules” and questions including:

  • What exactly is a defect letter from the Appellate Clerk and how do I docket my response times?
  • Does the Appellate Clerk rule on any motions?
  • What does it mean when the online docket says my appeal was “transmitted”?
  • What do the law clerks and staff attorneys really do?
  • What is a “Motions Panel,” how is it staffed, and what motions are decided by that panel versus the Chief Judge?
  • How long will it take to get a ruling from the Motions Panel? What if I have an emergency?
  • Who decides which appellate judges will rule on my case? When does a Senior Judge get a case?
  • If there is an NFP case directly on point, what is the best way to deal with this?
  • How much extra research do law clerks and staff attorneys do? Do they ever go to websites or other non-legal sources?
  • Do Rehearing Petitions ever get granted?
  • An amicus party timely filed its brief or petition, do I get a chance to respond?
  • Are the Supreme Court staff attorneys directly involved with Petitions to Transfer? What about motions that come before the Supreme Court?
  • Who decides which Supreme Court Justice will write the opinion in my case?
  • How will I know that the decision in my appeal has been certified as final? How will the trial court know?
  • When is e-filing coming to the appellate courts?
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