Q: Does the 30 days start after the actual date the Judges decide (Dec 8) or the CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT (Dec 26) date?

I appealed a civil case and the Supreme Court of Alabama Judges which was, Affirmed. No Opinion. Need to know if the 30days to send a motion for reconsideration with new evidence deadline is January 8th or January 26?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The deadline for filing a motion for reconsideration in the Supreme Court of Alabama typically starts from the date the judgment is officially entered, not the date the decision is made. In your case, if the Certificate of Judgment was issued on December 26th, that is likely the date from which your 30-day period to file a motion for reconsideration begins.

Therefore, your deadline would be January 25th, not January 8th. However, it's crucial to verify this information with the specific rules of the court, as procedural rules can vary and are subject to change.

Remember, timely filing is essential in legal matters, and missing a deadline can have significant consequences. If you're unsure or need clarification, consulting with an attorney or checking the court's rules can provide you with accurate guidance tailored to your specific situation.

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