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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.