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Either party in a small claims case may appeal to the clerk of the superior court by filing a notice of appeal on a form provided by the court, together with the filing fee of $100.00 within 30 days from the entry of the judgment.  An appeal is not a new trial.  On appeal, you are not allowed to present new facts nor are you allowed to retry old facts.  ALL APPEALS MUST BE FILED NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE THE JUDGMENT IS ENTERED.  You may wish to consult a lawyer before deciding to appeal a judgment because of the complexity of the process.  
 
   
 
You do not need a lawyer.  Of course, if you wish, you may have one.  The papers you file and the procedures used at the hearing are simple and don’t involve many of the legal technicalities used in other courts. You can argue your side of the case in your own words and present evidence to back it up.  By filing in small claims court, you as plaintiff give up your right to a jury trial.
 
   
 
Small claims court is a special part of the Vermont Superior Court, and you are required to sue in the court in the county where you reside or the county where the defendant resides.  Under Rule of Small Claims Procedure 2(b), the Court has the authority to change the location of the case to a place in which either party resides.