What is the first step in the appeals process?
The first step in the appeals process is to provide notice of the appeal within the applicable time limit. This notice of appeal is filed in the clerk’s office of the county where the judgment or order was entered. It states your intent to appeal the decision and retains your right to seek further judicial relief. The other party must be provided with a copy of this notice. An appellate lawyer or organization can assist with this step and other remaining steps of the process.