What is an appeal?
Cases start in trial court; that is where the trial is conducted and a verdict is reached either by the judge or by a jury. An appeal is something that only happens after there has been a trial. If one side or the other thinks that the trial judge made a legal error in conducting the trial, they may seek the review of a higher court. The higher court will read a legal brief of the issues and hear oral arguments presented by the attorneys.Search FAQ Library