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Legal Topics: Appeals

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Rules: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  • Rules of Criminal Procedure, particularly Rules 28 and 29.
  • The Minnesota Court of Appeals Standards of Review
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Appealing a Trial Court Decision: Resources for Doing It Yourself, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Appeals, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Appeals, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) courts.
  • Appellate Procedure Treatises, some containing forms, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Clerk of Appellate Courts, includes links to forms.
  • Court of Appeals Self-Help Center.
  • Family Law Appellate Mediation Program, from the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
  • Filing a "PRO SE" Appeal of a Family Court Case in the Minnesota Appellate Court , from the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project. Includes information on writing a brief.
  • Forms Appendix for the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure.
  • Minnesota's Special Appeal Statutes: Traps for the Unwary, Vol. 65, Bench and Bar of Minnesota, December 2008.
  • Overview of the Civil Appellate Process, from the Court of Appeals Self-Help Center.
  • Time to Appeal in Civil Cases- FAQs, , from the Court of Appeals Self-Help Center.
  • Related Topics: Unemployment Insurance, includes information on how to appeal a denial of benefits.


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