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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Ind. Courts - Court of Appeals of Indiana will begin webcasting most oral arguments held in its Statehouse courtroom

From a news release:

Starting in January, the Court of Appeals of Indiana will begin webcasting most oral arguments held in the Statehouse Court of Appeals courtroom. Additionally, the oral arguments will be televised on-site on a monitor outside of the courtroom.

The Court of Appeals has a long history of outreach to local communities through its traveling oral argument schedule in an effort to show communities the oral argument process. Webcasting oral arguments is another way the Court is reaching out to local communities. That program has resulted in over 200 traveling oral arguments since 2000.

“We hope to give the public another opportunity to learn about the issues confronting the Court of Appeals,” said Chief Judge John Baker. “Webcasting enhances our on-going outreach program.”

The use of a television monitor during oral arguments will be standard practice unless a majority of the 3-Judge panel hearing the argument determines not to do so. The oral arguments will be televised on a television monitor that shall be placed outside the courtroom.

Webcasting of oral arguments at the Statehouse Court of Appeals courtroom will also become standard practice unless a majority of the 3-Judge panel determines not to do so. A notice of the webcasting will be given to the parties at the time the argument is set.

Note: This now includes the oral argument this week in the case of Larry Cox vs. Allen Matthews.

The news release is silent, however, on whether the webcasts will be archived for on-demand viewing, as are those webcast from the Supreme Court Courtroom.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 6, 2009 09:27 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts