Westchester Cnty. Dep't of Soc. Servs.v.Jessica R.-S. (In re Elaszia E. S.)

Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division: Second Judicial DepartmentJan 20, 2012
2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 61778 (N.Y. App. Div. 2012)

Motion No: 2011-09140 Docket No. B-7916-08 M131803


In the Matter of Elaszia E. S. (Anonymous). Westchester County Department of Social Services, respondent; v. Jessica R.-S. (Anonymous), appellant.


Appeal by Jessica R.-S. from an order of the Family Court, Westchester County, dated August 8, 2011. By order on certification of this Court dated October 13, 2011, the following attorney was assigned as counsel for the appellant on the appeal, and was directed, inter alia, to contact the appellant and determine the appellant's interest in perfecting the appeal:

Kenneth L. Bunting, Esq.

By letter dated December 4, 2011, assigned counsel notified the Court that he has been unable to contact the appellant.

Now, on the Court's own motion it is

ORDERED that the parties or their attorneys are directed to show cause before this Court why an order should or should not be made and entered relieving the assigned counsel for the appellant and dismissing the appeal in the above-entitled proceeding by each filing an affirmation or affidavit on that issue in the office of the Clerk of this Court and serving one copy of the same on each other on or before February 21, 2012; and it is further,

ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court, or her designee, is directed to serve a copy of this order to show cause upon the parties or their attorneys, and upon the appellant, by regular mail.


Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court