Indiana Supreme Court releases 2015 annual report

The Indiana Supreme Court has released its annual report covering the fiscal year July 1, 2014-July 1, 2015. The report may be viewed at www.in.gov/judiciary/supreme/.

The court’s caseload increased slightly as justices decided 100 cases, up from 94 in the prior fiscal year. Justices’ opinions were unanimous 78 percent of the time, a slight decrease from 2013-2014, when 81 percent of cases were 5-0 or 4-0 decisions.

The report details a trove of statistical data and includes reports from Supreme Court agencies. Among statistics highlighted by the court:

396 tweets about court opinions and other announcements were made in the fiscal year. They can be found at Twitter.com/incourts.

225 courts in 52 counties maintained records in the Odyssey case management system. That is an increase from about 200 courts in 48 counties at the end of the prior fiscal year.

Data was collected in 1.3 million trial court cases.

569 of 821 (69.3 percent) of applicants passed the Indiana bar exam, compared with 584 of 823 applicants (70.9 percent) in 2013-2014.

103 final orders were issued in attorney discipline cases, a 22 percent increase over the 81 final orders in the prior fiscal year.

22 judges faced disciplinary action from the Judicial Qualifications Commission.

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