|10:45 am||Wednesday, March 14, 2018|
In the Interest of T.S.C., a child
Jacqueline A. Gaddie, Assistant State's Attorney, Petitioner and Appellee
T.S.C., a child; R.C., father Respondents
A.D.C., mother, Respondent and Appellant
|Appeal from:||Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County, Judge M. Jason McCarthy, 18-2017-JV-00202|
|Nature of Action:||Termination/Parental Rights|
Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
Whether the Appellant was afforded a meaningful hearing based upon the ineffective assistance of her counsel.
Supplemental Appellant's Issues
I. Whether N.D.R.App.P 4 applies to termination of parental rights cases.
II. Whether ineffective assistance of counsel claims can be raised on direct appeal in termination of parental rights proceedings.
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. A.D.C.'s due process rights were not violated, as A.D.C. does not have a constitutional right to be present at the termination hearing.
II. The District Court did not err in finding that there was evidence to support the termination of A.D.C's parental rights as there was sufficient evidence presented to support the Court's findings.
Supplemental Appellee's Issues
Does North Dakota Rule of Appellate Procedure 4 govern appeals from orders terminating parental rights?
Appellant Brief 1
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Appellee Brief 1
Appellee Brief 2
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