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Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

Many attorneys and self-represented parties have questions about the appellate process. This page contains links to several different topics that attorneys and self-represented parties often ask the court about. Although this information is designed to provide answers to common procedural questions, it does not substitute for a careful review of all existing statutes, court rules, and relevant case law. For questions and answers in summary process (eviction) cases for landlords and tenants, see the first section below.

Requirements for starting an appeal in each Trial Court department 

Most appeals from a trial court's decision are started by filing a "notice of appeal" with the trial court and serving a copy of the notice on the other parties. The deadline for filing a notice of appeal varies depending on the type of case you are appealing. What court your appeal will go to also varies depending on the type of case. This guide provides information on where and when to file the notice in each court department.