Initial Filings vs Subsequent Filings

Initial Filings vs. Subsequent Filings


  • An initial filing is the filing that opens a case.
  • A subsequent filing is any filing in a case that is already open
In the appellate courts, initial filings (notices of appeal) are not available for any case type. In the
trial courts, some case types are only available for subsequent filings, while others are available
for both initial and subsequent filings.

For a current list of case types available for initial and/or subsequent filings, see
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