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​​Pro Per Manuals

The Court of Appeals has designed two manuals to help lay people appearing in propria persona make accurate filings on appeal. One is a guide for appellants, who are the parties initiating the appeal. The other is a guide for appellees, who are responding to the appeal and issues brought by the appellants.


These manuals are procedural guides. They provide forms and explanations for those forms, but they do not provide legal advice. They will not tell you whether to file a particular form. Once you decide which forms to file, they will help you fill out those forms.


The provision of these manuals on the Court of Appeals web site should not be viewed as encouragement to individuals to represent themselves before the Court. The decision whether to file an appeal without an attorney deserves serious consideration based on each individual's personal circumstances.