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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ind. Courts - New Chief Judge for Indiana Court of Appeals

A press release from the Indiana Courts today announces:

The Indiana Court of Appeals today selected John G. Baker as the Court's next Chief Judge, replacing James S. Kirsch, who did not seek another term. Judge Baker's three-year term begins on March 1, 2007.

Judge Baker, a native of Aurora, joined the Court of Appeals on June 2, 1989. He was appointed to the Court by then Governor Evan Bayh.

Judge Baker said the greatest challenges in the next three years will be to manage the Court’s increasing caseload and to continue the Court’s tradition of disposing of cases in a timely fashion.

The Indiana Court of Appeals is the state’s second-highest court. It reviews appeals from trial court decisions; a decision of the Indiana Court of Appeals is final unless granted further review by the Indiana Supreme Court. The majority of appeals filed in Indiana are decided by the Court of Appeals.

In 2006, the 15-member Court of Appeals issued 2,509 written opinions, sitting in panels of three.

Other press releases from the Court today:

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 28, 2007 01:37 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts