Court of Appeals
Another term for the Court of
Appeals is “Appellate Court.” It is a court of review. After a matter
has gone to trial, a party can file a motion to appeal a verdict or court
order. If it is granted, the matter is reviewed by the Court of Appeals.
In the Court of Appeals, there is no jury; instead the matter is determined
by a panel of appellate court justices. Opinions that are written by the
Court of Appeals justices become the case law for the jurisdiction in
which the matter was heard.