RULE 2.2. TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS - EXPEDITED APPEALS
(a) Filing notice of expedited appeal. An expedited appeal from an order terminating parental rights may be taken by filing a notice of expedited appeal with the clerk of district court within 30 days after entry of the order.
(b) Content of notice of appeal. The notice of appeal must:
(1) specify the party or parties taking the appeal;
(2) designate the order being appealed;
(3) name the court to which the appeal is taken; and
(4) indicate that an expedited appeal is requested.
(c) Motion for temporary stay and specifications of error. Any motion for a temporary stay of the order appealed from while the appeal is pending must be served and filed with the notice of appeal along with specifications of error specifying the grounds for appeal.
(d) Record on appeal. The record on appeal consists of the record required by Rule 10(a). A recording of the proceedings or an agreed statement of the case may substitute for the transcript.
(1) Filing Time. The appellant's brief must be filed with the notice of appeal and served upon the opposing party at the time of filing, unless the appellant moves for a temporary stay of the order of the district court. The appellee's brief must be served and filed no later than 15 days after service of the appellant's brief.
(2) Filing After Stay. If the appellant moves for a temporary stay of the order of the district court, the appellant's brief must be served and filed no later than 3 days after the notice of appeal is filed and the appellee's brief must be served and filed no later than 3 days after service of the appellant's brief.
(3) Extensions. Extensions of time for filing briefs may not be granted except in the most unusual circumstances and only for the most compelling reasons in the interest of justice.
(f) Motions. Any motion, other than a motion for temporary stay, must be filed within five days after service of the notice of appeal. Any party may file a response in opposition to a motion within five days after service of the motion.
(g) Expedited Review. The court must give priority to appeals under this rule.
(h) Application of other rules. To the extent they are not inconsistent with this rule, all other rules of appellate procedure apply.
Rule 2.2 was adopted, effective .
This rule provides an optional procedure for appeals in termination of parental rights matters.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of April 24-25, 2008, pages 9-11.