Racine, WI asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Wisconsin

Q: Does an expedited appeal mean once everything is filed it goes to the top of the list for the court to decide

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Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Columbia, MD

A: No, usually an "expedited" appeal is for a certain class of cases: adult guardianship, juvenile guardianship, child custody, etc. And it usually means that the deadlines for the transcripts, the record, and the briefs have been shortened-- so that the case will move along faster. Sometimes it also means that the appellate court has to issue an opinion in a certain time. It doesn't mean that the case moves to the top of the list.

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