states

Library Reference Desk - State Judiciary and Courts
Last updated November 2009

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
Alabama
Alaska current 60+ current 60+
Arizona 98+ 1st Div.
2nd Div.
Arkansas 96+
96+
California 120 days
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120 days
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State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
Colorado 06+ 12 months 06+ 12 months
Connecticut 00+ 00+
Delaware 00+
Florida Sept. 99+ July 85+ 5 DCAs
Georgia 2 years

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
Hawaii 98+ 98+
Idaho Civil 3 yrs.
Criminal 3 yrs.
Civil 3 yrs.
Criminal 3 yrs.
Illinois current
96+
current
5 DCAs
Indiana 05+
99-05
05+
99-05
Iowa 98+ 92+ 98+

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
Kansas Oct. 96+ Nov. 96+
Kentucky 99+ 96+
Louisiana 96+ 5 CAs
Maine 97+
Maryland 95+ 95+

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
Massachusetts 01+ 01+
Michigan 01+ Findlaw 01+ Findlaw
Minnesota May 96+ May 96+
Mississippi 96+ 96+
Missouri 97+ Findlaw 97+ Findlaw

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
Montana 30 days 80s+
Nebraska 90 days 90 days
Nevada 90 days
New Hampshire Nov. 95+
New Jersey 2 weeks Mar. 94+ 2 weeks Sept. 95+

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
New Mexico current year
prior year
99+ current year 99+
New York 2 years 90+ 4 Divs.
North Carolina 97+ 96+
North Dakota Dec. 65+ 98+
Ohio 92+ 12 DCAs

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
Oklahoma 1890+ 1909+ Civil 68+
Criminal 1908+
Civil 68+
Crim. 29+
Oregon 98+ 98+
Pennsylvania 96+ Superior 97+
Commonwealth 97+
Rhode Island 99+
South Carolina 97+ 97+

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
South Dakota 96+
Tennessee Sept. 95+ Sept. 95+
Texas Oct. 97+ 14 CAs
Crim. 98+
Utah Sept. 96+ 97+
Vermont 89+

State Supreme Court Court of Appeals
Primary Alternate Primary Alternate
Virginia June 95+ May 95+
Washington 90 days 90 days
West Virginia Sept. 91+
Wisconsin Sept. 95+ 95+ June 95+ 95+
Wyoming 2 months 1870+

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