On September 10, the Indiana Supreme Court’s annual report was released online. The report, which focuses on activity during fiscal year 2017-2018, offers information about the work of the Court and its affiliated agencies. In addition to providing statistics on the nearly 850 cases considered by the Court, the report also details the administrative work of the judicial branch.
The five justices heard oral arguments in 56 cases and handed down 71 majority opinions after reading tens of thousands of pages of briefs. In 2017-2018, 77% of Court opinions were unanimous.
A variety of Supreme Court agency initiatives and statistics are detailed in the report, along with photographs of judicial branch leaders interacting with students, community members, judges, and the press.
On September 18, the Justices of the Supreme Court spoke to media about the report in the Supreme Court conference room in downtown Indianapolis. Justices offered insight into the state of Indiana’s judiciary and spoke about the work of the Court during the fiscal year.
By the end of the fiscal year:
- 6 million documents e-filed statewide
- 298 courts in 62 counties maintained records in Odyssey (the state record system)
- 214 days of judicial educational opportunities offered
- 485 applicants passed the Indiana bar exam
- 111 attorney discipline matters disposed
- 457 tweets highlighted opinions and other court announcements
The report is available at courts.in.gov/supreme.