C. I.v.Tex. Dep't of Family & Protective Servs.

TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTINJun 10, 2019
NO. 03-19-00309-CV (Tex. App. Jun. 10, 2019)

NO. 03-19-00309-CV

06-10-2019

C. I., Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee


FROM THE 425TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY
NO. 18-0086-CPS425
, THE HONORABLE BETSY F. LAMBETH, JUDGE PRESIDING ORDER PER CURIAM

Appellant C. I. filed her notice of appeal on May 6, 2019. Appellant's brief was due June 3, 2019. On June 3, 2019, counsel for appellant filed a motion for extension of time to file appellant's brief.

The rules of judicial administration accelerate the final disposition of appeals from suits for termination of parental rights. See Tex. R. Jud. Admin. 6.2(a) (providing 180 days for court's final disposition). The accelerated schedule constrains this Court's leeway in granting extensions. In this instance, we will grant the motion and order counsel to file appellant's brief no later than June 24, 2019. If the brief is not filed by that date, counsel may be required to show cause why she should not be held in contempt of court.

It is ordered on June 10, 2019. Before Chief Justice Rose, Justices Kelly and Smith