An appeal from a trial court's decision (appeals from a decision of an agency are discussed separately) generally has six stages:
1. Giving notice to the court and the other parties that you intend to appeal, by filing and serving a notice of appeal.
2. Preparation of the record by the trial court including transcription of the testimony, if any.
3. Entering the appeal at the appellate court.
4. Briefing and preparation of the record appendix.
5. Oral argument or submission to a panel for consideration.
6. Decision by the appellate court.
- The Right to an Appeal
- Stages of an Appeal
- Starting an Appeal
- Appealing a Civil Case from the Boston Municipal Court
- Appealing a Civil Case from the District Court
- Appealing Final Decisions of the Appellate Division
- Appealing Cases from Housing Court
- Appealing Cases from Probate and Family Court
- Appealing Cases from Juvenile Court
- Appealing Cases from Land Court
- Appealing Civil Cases from Superior Court
- Appealing Small Claims Decisions
- Appealing Abuse Prevention Order Decisions
- Appealing Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Decisions
- Appeals from State Agencies