Q: CONCERNING FILING A BRIEF OR A MOTION IN THE 8TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS.
IF BOTH THE MAGISTRATE, AND THE REGULAR JUDGE RULED AGAINST ME, AND I LOST MY CASE AM I THE APPELLEE, OR THE APPELLANT WHEN FILING BRIEFS, OR MOTIONS IN THE 8TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS?
A: If you are bringing the appeal, you would be the appellant. You are broaching an area of the law (federal appellate procedure) with very specific procedural rules that must be obeyed or your appeal would or could be dismissed. You need to try to hire an appellate attorney to help. There are just too many hurdles to get over that would prejudice your effort. It's tough enough for lawyers to do federal appeals without failing in one of the many procedural requirements that if not met, will result in a dismissal of the appeal.
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