Notice of Appeal – filed with a court (according to statute), stating intention to appeal a trial court’s judgment, order, or decree and the relief sought; the clerk sends copies to all parties’ attorneys and to court of appeals

notice of appeal:

1. A document filed with a court and served on the other parties, stating an intention to appeal a trial court’s judgment or order.  *  In most jurisdictions, filing a notice of appeal is the act by which the appeal is perfected.  For instance, the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure provide that an appeal is taken by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the district court from which the appeal is taken, and that the clerk is to send copies of the notice to all the other parties’ attorneys, as well as the court of appeals: Fed. R. App. P. 3(a), (d). — Abbr. NOA. — aka claim of appeal.  See APPEAL. [1]

1. The method of initiating a proceeding for appellate review, consisting of a notice as provided by statute, designating the court to which an appeal is taken, the judgement, order, or decree to be reviewed, stating the relief sought on appeal, the parties appealing, and the parties against whom relief is sought on appeal, such notice to be served and filed in accordance with statutory requirements.  4 Am J2d Appear §§ 316 et seq. [2]

1. The process by which appellate review is initiated; specifically, written notice to the appellee advising her of the appellant’s intention to appeal. [3]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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