Swier Law Firm Appellate Law FAQs
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When does an appeal have to be taken to the South Dakota Supreme Court?
Generally, an appeal to the South Dakota Supreme Court from a judgment or order must be taken within thirty days after the judgment or order is signed, attested, filed and written notice of entry is given to the adverse party.
What is a "Docketing Statement"?
A docketing statement must be completed for each civil appeal, other than appeals in habeas corpus actions brought under chapter 21-27, on the form prescribed by the Supreme Court. The appellant must attach to the docketing statement the findings of fact and conclusions of law, and memorandum decision, if any.
What is a "Notice of Appeal" to the South Dakota Supreme Court?
A notice of appeal must specify the party or parties taking the appeal; designate the judgment, order, or part thereof appealed from; and be signed by the appellant or his or her attorney.