Philadelphia, PA asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Pennsylvania

Q: I was awarded my judgment in a civil dispute in the amount of 2,600 plus court cost now the defendant has appealed

Will the matter and hearing take place in the same local court. Can not afford to pay lawyer fees to fight this appeal. What are my chances of the judges decision holding up through the appeal

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Assuming you were in District Justice Court, the appeal means basically you go to arbitration. You have to file another complaint in the Court of Common Pleas in your County, and mail a copy to the person on the other side, and file an entry of pro se appearance . Then it gets put on a track for the arbitration which doesn't require a lawyer. Your local bar association may know of a lawyer who will provide some guidance.

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