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The Court of Appeals was created to hear most types of appeals from the circuit court and the family court. Exceptions are when the appeal falls within any of the seven classes of exclusive jurisdiction listed under the Supreme Court. The Court of Appeals is the judicial system's newest court, having commenced operation on September 1, 1983. It consists of a Chief Judge and eight associate judges who are elected by the General Assembly to staggered terms of six years each. The Court sits either as three panels of three judges each or as a whole, and it may hear oral arguments and motions in any county of the state.

Court of Appeals Judges
Chief Judge James E. Lockemy
Judge Thomas E. Huff
Judge Paul E. Short, Jr.
Judge H. Bruce Williams
Judge Paula H. Thomas
Judge Aphrodite K. Konduros
Judge John D. Geathers
Judge Stephanie P. McDonald
Judge D. Garrison Hill

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