When the Indiana Court of Appeals hits the road to hear arguments, some of those will now be recorded and archived online.
The court announced Thursday that it is now recording some oral arguments conducted at schools and in communities around the state. The first publicly recorded argument happened Feb. 17 at Wabash College and is at http://mycourts.in.gov/arguments. The equipment will be used at selected events on successive Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays in any given month.
The court says until now, it lacked portable equipment to record “Appeals on Wheels” arguments. It routinely webcasts and records oral arguments held in the Indiana Statehouse.
Live streaming will not be available for the traveling oral arguments.
“Appeals on Wheels has been a popular outreach and education program for the Court for more than 15 years,” court administrator Steven F. Lancaster said. “Our new recording capability will bring those arguments to an even wider audience, which is win-win for the Court and citizens.”