I have had several posts about out of time appeals here lately. It seems this is getting to be an issue as many people are missing the deadlines. This was the issue in a Court of Appeals case yesterday called Bruton v. Bruton located here. This case has one of the more detailed discussions of untimely appeals and the effect of the trial courts jurisdiction to extend the time for a notice of appeal. If you read the case closely, the excusable neglect standard is extremely high.