NO. 03-19-00901-CV NO. 03-19-00927-CV
FROM THE 98TH DISTRICT COURT OF TRAVIS COUNTY
NO. D-1-FM-19-000126, THE HONORABLE LORA J. LIVINGSTON, JUDGE PRESIDING FROM THE 98TH DISTRICT COURT OF TRAVIS COUNTY
NO. D-1-FM-18-000626, THE HONORABLE LORA J. LIVINGSTON, JUDGE PRESIDING ORDER PER CURIAM
Appellant K. N. K. filed her notices of appeal on December 10, 2019. The appellate record was complete in both cases on January 22, 2020, making appellant's briefs due February 11, 2020. On February 10, 2020, counsel for appellant filed motions for extension of time to file appellant's briefs.
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 motions in part and order Karen Wang to file appellant's briefs no later than March 2, 2020. If the briefs are 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 February 12, 2020. Before Justices Goodwin, Kelly, and Smith