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In re Felicity S., A137439

The juvenile court's orders finding jurisdiction over the minor where plaintiff alleged that the minor was at substantial risk of harm due to the failure Mother to provide for the child's medical and emotional needs, finding, by clear and convincing evidence that minor could not safely be returned to mother's home, and ordering reunification services, is affirmed, where: 1) substantial evidence supports the juvenile court's orders; but 2) minor's appellate counsel exceeded her authority, where she took a position completely opposite to that taken by minor's trial counsel, did not focus on how this changed position was in the child's best interests, and did not receive any authorization from minor's guardian ad litem to change minor's position.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/31/2013
  • Published 10/31/2013

Judges

  • BRICK

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel