Justices amend appellate procedure rules 

The Indiana Supreme Court has made amendments to several Indiana Appellate Rules of procedure.

A Thursday order from the Supreme Court strikes a requirement from Appellate Rule 9 that appellants include the email address of the court reporter in a request for transcript. The amendment also removes the requirement that appellants send the notice of appeal by electronic transmission to the court reporter.

Additional deletions were made in Appellate Rule 24, removing the requirement that parties serve contemporaneous notice of appeals to the clerk of the trial court or administrative agency; the court reporter, and to the court reporter by electronic transmission; and the judge of the trial court or hearing officer of an administrative agency before whom the case was heard.

New language was inserted in Rule 24 requiring individuals tendering a document to the clerk for filing to certify that service has been made or will be made contemporaneously with the filing. The amendments also strike language stating that the separate filing of a certificate of service shall not be grounds for rejecting a document for filing.

Lastly, in Appellate Rule 26, language was inserted stating that the clerk shall electronically transmit the notice of appeal to the court reporters in the trial court county or administrative agency; the clerk of the trial court or administrative agency; and the judge of the trial court before whom the case was heard.

The full order and amended rules can be read here. The amendments will take effect Jan. 1.

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