General Appeal Procedures

General Appeal Procedures

Once a final judgment, or other appealable order or decree has been entered by a Circuit Court, either party to the case, plantiff or defendant, may seek appellate review of such judgment, decree or order. The two tribunals which have appellate jurisdiction to review final judgments are the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

Perfecting an appeal refers to the legal process by which an appeal is taken to a higher court. The procedures relating to appeals to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are set out in the Rules of the Supreme Court, Volume 11 Parts 5 & 5A.