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Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals was established in 1987 to assist the Supreme Court in managing its workload.

Since it was established, the Court of Appeals has written opinions disposing of 90 cases.

Cases assigned to the Court of Appeals under Administrative Rule 27 may include family law issues, appeals from administrative agency decisions, appeals from trial court orders on motions for summary judgment, appeals involving cases originating under the Uniform Juvenile Court Act, and appeals from misdemeanor convictions.

Authorization for the Court of Appeals must be granted by the Legislature every four years.