The Georgia Supreme Court has two different methods for bringing the appellate record before the Court.
(1) Trial Court Record – Appellant must file a notice of appeal designating those portions of the trial court’s record to be included in record on appeal.
(2) Record Appendix Method – The Georgia Supreme Court has adopted a “record appendix” procedure as an alternative to designating the record to the trial court clerk noted infra. Under this procedure, the parties may compile a document containing the portions of the record to be presented to the Court. Supreme Court Rule 67.
What is the record appendix procedure?
The parties must prepare and submit a bound volume containing any specific documents or exhibits in the trial record that are cited in the briefs or necessary for resolution of an issue on appeal. The record appendix should not include any copies of the reporter’s transcript. An appellant who wants to have a transcript of any trial proceeding available in the appellate court must designate those portions in the Notice of Appeal.
Tina Robinson, Clerk of the Superior Court of Fulton County, Che’ Alexander, Chief Deputy Clerk, and LaVonda Oglesby, Deputy Clerk, met with members of the Clerk’s Office of the Supreme Court to discuss the rules and procedures we should have in place to properly handle the amendment to Rule 67. After discussion, our offices were able to compile a question and answer list to help attorneys and pro se litigants when preparing an index and appendix for filing with the Supreme Court. Hopefully we have covered any questions or concerns you may have about this process
If you have any further questions, please call the Clerk’s Office of the Supreme Court of Georgia at 404-656-3470.
Rule 67 – Questions and Answers
Attorney Statement of Correctness
Pro Se Statement of Correctness
Timeline if Transcripts are Transmitted
Timeline if No Transcripts are Transmitted