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How Many Judges Sit on the Indiana Court of Appeals?

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How Many Judges Sit on the Indiana Court of Appeals?

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When the Court of Appeals was created, the General Assembly established three districts for it–one for the northern third, the central third, and the southern third. Three judges appointed from each district made up the nine judges that served on the original court. As you can see, however, the Court of Appeals handles a huge number of cases. So, new districts were established, and the number of judges on the Court of Appeals increased. Currently, there are five districts in Indiana with three judges from each district, making a total of fifteen judges. One of these judges is chosen to be chief judge and serves in that position for three years. The Court of Appeals judges are not required to live in the district after they are appointed, but they must have lived there before the appointment. The fifteen judges are divided into groups called panels. There are five panels of three judges each. A panel of judges serves together for four months at a time. Three times a year the judges rot

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