K. L., Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee
Appellant K.L. filed her notice of appeal on September 15, 2014. The appellate record was complete September 29, 2014, making appellant's brief due October 20, 2014. On October 20, 2014, counsel for appellant filed a motion for extension of time to file appellant's brief.
Amendments to 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 in part and order counsel to file appellant's brief no later than November 4, 2014. If the brief is not filed by that date, counsel may be required to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court.
It is ordered on October 21, 2014.