Monday, May 03, 2010
Ind. Decisions - More on "Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of I.B.; M.L., et al"Updating this ILB entry from April 30, which lists Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of I.B.; M.L., et al v. IDCS (03A05-0912-JV-676 / 03S05-1004-JV-218) (a 2/17/10 COA opinion) as having been granted transfer, the ILB has obtained copies of the following documents:
- Appellant's Petition to Transfer - 3/16/10
- Appellee's Response - 4/5/10
- Appellant's Reply - 4/14/10, which begins:
This case is not simply about the right to appointed appellate counsel for a mother who has shown no recent interest in being a parent. Rather, the breadth of the Court of Appeals’ opinion affects hundreds of termination proceedings litigated around the state every year in which parents are fighting desperately for their right to maintain a relationship with their children. For many years and in many counties, these parents have routinely been appointed counsel for appeal. If the Court of Appeals’ opinion stands, appellate counsel will routinely be denied to many—and potentially all—of those parents, and there will be no appellate review of termination proceedings.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 3, 2010 09:53 AM
Posted to Indiana Transfer Lists