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Jurisdictional Defects

As a general rule, this Court can only hear appeals taken in a timely fashion from final orders of a district court or certain administrative agencies.  All appeals are checked for possible jurisdictional problems. If there is a problem with your appeal, you will be sent a letter which indicates the rule or statute relevant to the jurisdictional defect in your appeal.  Parties will be given an opportunity to file written responses presenting arguments on the question of jurisdiction.  These responses will be sent to the Court, which will decide whether to dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.