The first is to file a Motion for a New Trial
. This extends the appellate
deadlines until 30 days after the date the court rules on the Motion for a New Trial. Assuming that the court overrules the motion, then you would
I am not aware of a form for the motion for new trial. However, it is generally a pre-requisite to any appeal to file a motion for new trial, pointing out the errors you believed were committed by the trial court and requesting that the trial occur again.
If you believe that the jury made an error rather than the trial court, you need to file a motion to modify the jury verdict
and show why it needs to be modified. I am not aware of any form for this motion either that is publicly available on line, although one might be available at your county law library or in the law library of a nearby law school.
Nevertheless, it is not necessary to use a form. Simply state the request "Movant respectfully XXXXX XXXXX court for a new trial based on the following: xyz, etc."
After you've gone through these motions (and been denied), then you will file a Notice of Appeal with the trial court.
A great guide to Georgia appeals is located at:
For a Notice of Appeal form, contact the court clerk to see if there is a specific one that the courts like you to use.
Please let me know if you need further information.