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Interest of B.L.S.

Docket No. 20060216
Oral Argument: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:30am

Docket Info

Title
In the Interest of B.L.S.

Rick Eckroth, Petitioner and Appellee
v.
B.L.S., Respondent and Appellant
Case Type
MENTAL HEALTH APPEAL : MENTAL HEALTH
Appeal From
Case No. 06-R-00155
South Central Judicial District, Morton County
Sonna M. Anderson
2006 ND 188721 N.W.2d 50

Highlight

A district court cannot allow a respondent in a mental health proceeding to waive the right to counsel without first establishing, on the record, that the respondent is competent to waive counsel and that the waiver is knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily made.
To establish a valid waiver of counsel in a mental health proceeding, the district court must engage in a colloquy on the record that mirrors the required colloquy for the waiver of counsel in a criminal proceeding.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
08/09/2006 APPELLANT BRIEF View
08/11/2006 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Brian David Grosinger - 04500
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Gregory Ian Runge - 04724

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 08/09/2006 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 08/09/2006
2 08/09/2006 RECORD ON APPEAL
3 08/09/2006 APPELLANT BRIEF View
4 08/09/2006 APPELLANT APPENDIX
5 08/10/2006 Notice of Intent to Appear at oral argument
6 08/10/2006 DISK - atb (CD-Rom)
7 08/11/2006 Tape of prliminary hearing dated June 30, 2006
8 08/11/2006 Certificate of Service of copies of June 30, 2006 tape
9 08/11/2006 APPELLEE BRIEF View
10 08/11/2006 DISK - aeb
11 08/14/2006 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
12 08/15/2006 Tapes (4) of Treatment Hearing dated July 11, 2006 & Certificate of Service
13 08/15/2006 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Hodny, William F.
14 08/15/2006 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated August 14, 2006 (Entry No. 34)
15 08/17/2006 2nd Supplemental Clark's Certificate dated 8-15-06 (Entry No. 35 & 36)
16 08/21/2006 Two replacement tapes of Treatment Hearing dated 7-11-06 (replaces tapes filed 8-15-06)
17 08/23/2006 APPEARANCES: Gregory I. Runge, B.L.S.; Brian D. Grosinger
18 08/23/2006 ARGUED: Runge, B.L.S., Grosinger
19 08/28/2006 DISPOSITION
20 08/28/2006 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
21 08/28/2006 Judgment Mailed to Parties
22 08/28/2006 MANDATE
23 08/30/2006 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
24 10/20/2016 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed