If You Are Looking for Legal Help With an Appeal
Information for Clients Seeking Help With an Appeal
If you have questions about how to appeal a judgment or decision from a trial court or State administrative agency, the Civil Appeals Clinic may be able to help. At the Clinic, free attorneys can explain the process for appealing a judgment or decision and answer questions about it. These attorneys also can help you decide if you should appeal a decision. In some cases, your case may be referred for further assistance and representation on the appeal.
This Civil Appeals Clinic is limited to low-income persons who qualify for services and is only available in civil cases, not in criminal cases.
John Adams Court House
One Pemberton Square, Suite 1200
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
What to Bring:
the judgment or decision;
any briefs or motions about that judgment/decision;
the complaint and answer filed in your case;
any papers you have filed to appeal your case; and
any other court papers about the issue you would like to appeal.
If you do not have copies of these papers, you can get them at the Clerk’s Office of the Trial Court involved in your case. If you cannot get these papers before going to the Clinic, a volunteer may be able to help you get them.
Please be aware that there are deadlines for filing an appeal, which vary depending on the type of case. You can learn more about these deadlines and find more information about appeals at the Appeals Court Help Center.