Faxed Notice of Appeal Not “Filed,” Not Effective

A notice of appeal is not “filed” and effective if it is only faxed to the court clerk. L.M. v. Shelby County Dept. of Human Resources, No. 2060860 (Ala. Civ. App. Feb. 15, 2008). The Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a faxed notice of appeal, that was otherwise timely, did not invoke its jurisdiction, and dismissed the appeal.

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