M. R., Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee
Appellant M. R. filed his notice of appeal on October 26, 2017. The appellate record was complete December 4, 2017, making appellant=s brief due December 27, 2017. On December 27, 2017, 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 January 10, 2018. 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 January 3, 2018.