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Information for Representing Yourself in an Appeal

This website is designed to help you handle a civil appeal from the Superior Court to the Supreme Court on your own.  But the appeals process is complicated.  Understanding statutes and court rules and doing legal research can be difficult.  Attorneys are trained for just this purpose.  They know how to follow the Appellate Rules, decide which issues to raise, write briefs and how to argue the case.  You should attempt to present your case through an attorney  if possible.

However, if you are going to represent yourself, you can succeed in bringing an appeal or responding to an appeal if your arguments are strong, you learn about the process, are organized and present your arguments clearly and concisely. It is important to:

Rev. 19 December 2006
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