After a judgment is entered, either side may appeal. Generally, reviewing courts will construe the evidence and procedures at trial in such a way as to uphold a trial court determination. Reversals can occur, however, where a “miscarriage of justice” or prejudicial legal error can be shown. An appeal normally takes about one year to run its course. Trial attorneys generally do not agree to represent a client on appeal, absent an agreement specifically covering that phase of the legal process.