This short, five-minute video is meant to explain what a Notice of Appeal is, how one calculates the deadline relate to the Notice, how to find the form, how to file the form and what FVAP can and can not do to help.
Please note appealing other types of cases, such as unlawful detainers/evictions, involves different, sometimes shorter, deadlines. Please see FVAP’s other resources on appeal deadlines and information for those other case types.
Closed Captioning is available.
01:23 What is a Notice of Appeal?
02:21 When do I file my Notice of Appeal?
03:05 What things can extend my deadline?
03:45 How do I file my Notice of Appeal?
05:29 What can FVAP do to help me with my Notice of Appeal?
06:35 What if I file my Notice of Appeal and FVAP tells me they can not represent me?
06:58 What happens after I file my Notice of Appeal?
07:20 Thank you
California Rules of Court
Link to the Notice of Appeal form: https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/app002.pdf
Link to the Application for Fee Waiver form: https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/fw001.pdf
How to find the Notice of Appeal Form and other court forms:
- Go to https://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm.
- Type the form number into the search bar, for example “app-002”
The Court of Appeal’s self-help website can be found at https://selfhelp.appellate.courts.ca.gov/
To follow the timeline of a civil appeal, visit the Court of Appeal’s self-help website here.
FVAP’s online resource library is at http://fvaplaw.org/legal-resource-library/
FVAP’s resource “Calculating Your Deadline to File a Notice of Appeal” can be found here
This resource may help you calculate your deadline to file a Notice of Appeal
FVAP’s resource “Notice of Appeal Tipsheet” can be found here
This resource may help you fill out your Notice of Appeal form