Can I appeal my civil case if I lose in court?
Yes. You must file a Notice of Appeal and tender appeal fees ($205) with the clerk of the Magistrate Court within 30 days of the entry of judgment on the case. Appeals from dispossessory cases have to be filed within 7 days of the entry of judgment and follow a different format. The case will be forwarded to the Superior Court of Effingham County and will be assigned a new case number and will be scheduled for a new trial.

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1. In which county should I file my lawsuit?
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3. What do I need to bring with me to the court hearing?
4. How are cases presented in court?
5. What do I wear to court?
6. Can I appeal my civil case if I lose in court?
7. What is the difference between a dismissal "with prejudice" and a dismissal "without" prejudice?
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9. Can a Magistrate Judge perform wedding services?
10. What if I need special assistance?
11. I won a judgement. Where and when do I get paid?