Appeals are petitions to a higher court asserting that the trial court made an error in the law or made an error in applying the law to the facts of the case. Appeals require a brief that describes the facts of the case, the law involved, the result in the trial court, and then argument why it should be reversed. Normally it is the side that lost at the trial court that appeals but sometimes both sides can file an appeal if both sides are unhappy with the outcome. The first level of appeal is to the Appellate Court. Under the law the Appellate Court must hear most appeals before it. The next level of appeal is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has discretion in accepting appeals.