Notice of Appeal
A notice of appeal must be filed in the trial court within the longer of (1) 30 days after the entry of the decision of the trial court which the party filing the notice wants reviewed, or (2) the time provided by statute as described in RAP 5.2e.
The first party to file notice of appeal must, at the time notice is filed, pay the statutory filing fee to the clerk of the superior court in which the notice is filed. For cases that were tried together or consolidated for trial, only one filing fee need be paid, notwithstanding that separate notices are filed for each case.
A notice of appeal must be titled as such. It must:
- Specify the party or parties seeking review,
- Designate the decision or part of the decision the party wants reviewed, &
- Name the appellate court to which the review is being taken.
The party filing the notice of appeal should attach to the notice of appeal a copy of the written order or judgement from which the appeal is made. In a criminal case in which two or more defendants were joined for trial by order of the trial court, provide the names and superior court cause numbers of all codefendants.
Filing & Service of Notice
The party filing the notice for discretionary review shall on the same day serve a copy of the notice on each party of record and file a copy of proof of service with the appellate court designated in the notice.