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Upcoming Change to Appellate Rules

Yesterday the Indiana Supreme Court ordered an amendment to the Indiana Rules of Appellate Procedure. Here is a summary of the changes, which take effect on January 1, 2020:

  • The court reporter’s email address no longer needs to be included on the notice of appeal, and counsel need not send the notice of appeal by email to the court reporter.
  • Counsel will also no longer be required to serve the trial court clerk and the trial judge with a copy of the notice of appeal.
  • The court reporter, the trial court clerk, and the trial judge will be transmitted a copy of the notice of appeal by the Appellate Clerk.
  • Finally, certificates of service shall certify either that service has been made or will be made contemporaneously with the filing. Moreover, certificates of service filed separately will not be grounds for rejection of the document for filing.

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