Court Bonds

How to Perfect the Appeal in New York Courts


After filing the Notice of Appeal and purchasing an appeal or supersedeas surety bond, it’s time to perfect the appeal in New York Courts. But how exactly do you do that?

It’s a complicated process. In basic terms, it means preparing the case to be heard in the Appellate Court. You’ll probably have to procure a transcript of the trial being appealed, preparing the record on appeal, briefing the case for appeal, serving that brief, and having the case calendared by the appeal court.

Different courts have different rules for what exactly appellants need to do to perfect an appeal in their courts. Appeal perfection rules depend on the court you’re appealing from and the court you’re appealing to. Learn more about perfecting your appeal in New York Courts.

But before you get to perfecting the appeal, you have to purchase an appeal or supersedeas surety bond to secure your right to appeal and stay a trial court’s judgment.

Where can you easily purchase an appeal or supersedeas bond?

Colonial Surety offers the direct and digital way to obtain an appeal or supersedeas bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. We make it easy to obtain your bond instantly. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, satisfy underwriting requirements, and enter your payment method. Print or e-file your bond from your office. It’s that simple!