Appellate Case Flow
Filing the Appeal
The appealing party must file with the clerk of the trial court a Notice of Appeal with the appropriate journal entry attached, and a Praecipe and Docketing Statement, as well as $175 for costs or an affidavit of indigency, within 30 days of entry
of judgment. App.R. 3 and 4; Loc.App.R. 3 and 9.
Transmission of the Record
Record must be transmitted to the appellate court within 40 days (accelerated docket - 20 days) after the notice of appeal is filed. App.R. 10; Loc.App.R. 10 and 11.1.
Appellant's reply brief, if appropriate, is due within 10 days after service of the appellee's brief. App.R. 18. No reply brief is permitted in appeals on the accelerated docket unless ordered by the court. App.R. 11.1(C); Loc.App.R.
After briefing is completed, the appellate court will generally schedule oral argument. Argument may be waived or cancelled under certain circumstances. Loc.App.R. 21.
After oral argument, the court of appeals enters its journal entry and opinion deciding the appeal. Loc.App.R. 22.
Within ten days after the entry is journalized, any party may file an application for reconsideration, application for en banc consideration, or a motion to certify a conflict, if appropriate. App.R. 25 and 26; Loc.App.R. 26. An application
for reconsideration and/or application for en banc consideration will toll the time for appeal to the supreme court. S.Ct. Prac.R. 7.01(A)(5) and (6).