I had to represent myself in civil court (my attorney died) and the judge made the ruling based on his opinion when there was evidence to support the opposite decision? This was an issue over responsibility of payment for braces which were not medically necessary . The Arkansas Medicaid Program stated in writing that the procedure was not medically necessary but he said in his opinion it was and ruled against me. Does the judge have to advise me of my right to appeal since I was pro se? How do I obtain a copy of the court transcript?