Interest of A.L.

20110174 In the Interest of A.L., a minor child
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State of North Dakota, Petitioner and Appellee
v.
R.G., Father, Respondent and Appellant

Appeal from: Juvenile Court, Northeast Judicial District, Benson County
Judge Lee A. Christofferson
Nature of Action: Termination/Parental Rights
Counsel:
Appellant: Mark Taylor Blumer
Appellee: James Peter Wang , State's Attorney
Term: 09/2011   Argument: 08/30/2011  10:45am
ND cite: 2011 ND 189
NW cite: 803 N.W.2d 597

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
[1] The trial court erred by finding that the conditions and causes of the deprivation are likely to continue. [2] The trial court erred by finding that termination of Ra.G.'s parental rights is necessary to avoid serious physical, mental or emotional harm to the children.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Did the Juvenile Court err in not finding evidence of (1) Deprivation, (2) Continuing Deprivation and (3) Likely resultant harm to be proven if the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights is brought pursuant to North Dakota Century Code 8-27-2-44 (1)(c)(2).
II. Did the Juvenile Court err in not finding Termination of Parental Rights was necessary to avoid serious physical, mental or emotional harm to the children?

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Docket entries:
106/16/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/13/2011
206/16/2011 THIS CASE CONSOLIDATED W/20110174 - 20110177. MAKE ALL ENTRIES EXCEPT DIS, ROA, & MAN IN 20110174.
306/27/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (Filed by Mr. Garcia)
406/27/2011 NO ACTION TAKEN (Mot/Ext/ATB filed by Mr. Garcia)
506/28/2011 Notice of Assignment of Mark T. Blumer as counsel for Appellant
606/28/2011 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 06/28/2011
706/28/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)
806/28/2011 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
906/29/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (Mot/Ext/ATB). Granted: 07/12/2011
1007/01/2011 ELECTRONIC RECORD ON APPEAL (Image Nos. 1-27)
1107/01/2011 Amended Electronic Record on Appeal (Image Nos. 1-28)
1207/01/2011 Electronic Supplemental Certificate of Appeal dated 6-30-11 (Image #29-31)
1307/11/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed letter from Mr. Blumer)
1407/11/2011 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/ATB)
1507/11/2011 ACTION BY ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE SANDSTROM. Granted: 07/13/2011
1607/13/2011 Digital Recordings dated 1/5/11 and 1/26/11 (two CD-ROMS)
1707/18/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
1807/13/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)
1907/13/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
2007/13/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
2107/13/2011 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
2207/20/2011 Received 7 copies of ATB from CSD
2307/20/2011 Received 6 copies of ATA from CSD
2407/27/2011 Received $25 surcharge for electronic filing of ATB (Receipt #20579)
2508/12/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
2608/12/2011 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MAE). Granted: 08/12/2011
2708/12/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF (E-filed)
2808/12/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
2908/15/2011 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #20614)
3008/15/2011 Made 7 copies of AEB
3108/30/2011 APPEARANCES: Mark T. Blumer/James P. Wang
3208/30/2011 ARGUED: Blumer/Wang
3308/30/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3409/15/2011 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3509/15/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
3609/16/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
3710/21/2011 MANDATE
3810/27/2011 Corrected Opinion Page 2
3911/14/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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