The Indiana Supreme Court announced Tuesday that filing pursuant to Appellate Rule 23(A)(1) by personal delivery to the clerk of courts or the rotunda filing drop box is now suspended through May 4.
In a joint order, Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Cale Bradford also extended in part relief previously granted in 20S-CB-123, 20A-CB-730, and 20S-CB-231.
In response to the ongoing public health emergency, the courts, on their own motion, ordered that:
- Filing pursuant to Appellate Rule 23(A)(1) by personal delivery to the Clerk or the “rotunda filing drop box” is suspended through May 4. Instead, parties are directed to either e-file their documents pursuant to Appellate Rule 68 or file their documents by United States Mail or third-party commercial carrier pursuant to Appellate Rules 23(A)(2)-(3). Parties who cannot e-file and have an emergency appellate matter may request special accommodation by contacting Supreme Court Services at (317) 233-8697 or [email protected]; the Court of Appeals at (317) 234-5587; or for emergency Tax Court matters, by contacting Indiana Tax Court Administrator Karyn D. Graves at (317) 232-4695 or [email protected].
- The deadlines established in the March 23, 25, and 27 orders issued in the above cases remain in effect. However, the courts recognize that it may not be possible for all parties to meet these deadlines because of the public health emergency. Parties who cannot meet the deadlines established in these orders are directed to move for an extension of time (notwithstanding any contrary provision of Appellate Rules 9(A)(5), 35(C), 54, 57, or 63) or for leave to file their document belatedly pursuant to Appellate Rule 1. Such motions shall be verified (signed under a statement affirming, under penalties for perjury, that the statements made in the motion are true). Relief will be granted for good cause shown, notwithstanding any provision of the Appellate Rules imposing a more stringent standard.