Appealing a case after the magistrate's decision.
Question Details: What steps are necessary to appeal a case after a magistrate made his decision. Is there any particular forms or would I have contact the courts to appeal the case.
Appeals aren't at all simple, even for experienced lawyers. The first thing you need to know is that you have 30 days, from the date of the trial court's decision, to file your notice of appeal. It may also be necessary, depending on where in the state you are, to file a docketing statement. You can find all the technical details, and some suggested forms, in the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure, and you can view the Rules on the internet.
The 30 days is critical. If you miss the deadline, your chances of getting your appeal heard become very slim.