Appeals prepares and monitors the records on appeal for county court to circuit court appeals, and for county and circuit court appeals to the First District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. Appeals also tracks the mandates (opinions) from the courts acting in their appellate capacity, to coordinate case handling with all other court divisions.
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Appeals FAQ'S (850) 606-4190
No, but a handbook has been made available by the Florida Bar. Click here to view this handbook.
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After the appropriate paperwork is filed timely (and sometimes after oral argument), the appellate court will review the decision of the lower court to determine if an error occurred during the case. The appellate court will render a decision and issue a mandate to return the jurisdiction to the lower/originating court.
If you wish to represent yourself, you will need to do your own legal research and paperwork preparation. You may find the following links helpful: