UE to Host State of Indiana Appeals on Wheels on November 1

Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018

The University of Evansville will play host to a traveling oral argument before the Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday, November 1. This program, known as Appeals on Wheels, will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. It is free and open to the public.

At this event, an oral argument will be presented for the Case of Ashley D. Reid versus the State of Indiana (18A-CR-00493). The procedure will unfold just as it would for an argument held in the Court’s Statehouse courtroom. A bailiff will call the court into session, robed judges will enter, and lawyers for each party will present arguments to the judges and respond to the judges' questions.

Following the argument, the audience will be invited to participate in a question and answer session with the judges and attorneys.

Please note the following important courtroom etiquette and procedure for Appeals on Wheels

This Oral Argument is a formal process with legal and procedural protocols, which includes the behavior and conduct of the audience.

Attendees should observe the following rules during the event:

  • NO cell phones, cameras, talking, eating or drinking.
  • This location will be serving as a courtroom and the audience should dress appropriately; this includes no hats and business casual attire would be the minimum standard.
  • The bailiff will call the Court to order by banging the gavel and asking everyone in the room to rise or stand.

Any questions about audience protocol should be directed to the Center for Career Development:at career@evansville.edu. 

“This event is just another example of the high-level educational opportunities we provide to students at UE,” said Robert Dion, chair of UE’s Department of Law, Politics, and Society. “They don’t just read about the legal process in a book, instead they get to witness a real legal proceeding firsthand and have the opportunity to interact with those involved—all on the UE campus.”

The goal of Appeals on Wheels is to help Hoosiers learn more about the judiciary's role in Indiana government. They also provide opportunities for Court of Appeals judges to meet and talk with the public in relatively informal settings.

The Court has conducted more than 400 Appeals on Wheels between its 2001 centennial and June 2013, although the program predates the centennial.

The event at UE is sponsored by the Department of Law, Politics and Society with support from the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Center for Career Development.

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