The sole survivor of a fatal attack at the Mt Wellington-Panmure RSA is appealing against a decision to hear her compensation bid before a judge only.
Susan Couch was gravely injured during the attack by William Bell in 2001.
Ms Couch is suing the Attorney General on behalf of the Department of Correction for $500,000, because Bell was on parole at the time she was injured.
Last month a High Court judge rejected a request for her case to be heard before a jury.
Her lawyer, Brian Henry, says he has filed papers with the Court of Appeal.
The judge-only trial is set down for June next year.