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As a general matter, a notice of appeal must be filed within 20 days of “the date of the entry of the judgment, order, or decree appealed from.”  R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 4(a).  The notice must be filed with the trial court’s clerk’s office, not the Supreme Court’s clerk’s office.  Id.  The form for filing a notice of appeal may be found in the trial court’s clerk’s office.  If there is information that does not fit within the allocated space on the form, it is common practice to attach an addendum to the notice form.  See Miller v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Ins. Co., No. 2013-63-Appeal at 3 (party attached an exhibit to its notice of appeal identifying additional parties).

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Nicole J. Benjamin

I am a shareholder and business litigator at AP&S. I help businesses and their legal departments achieve their objectives by reducing their liabilities, advising them on complex legal matters and defending unavoidable litigation in federal and state court.

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