Right to counsel of terminations extends to appeals, Indiana Supreme Court says

01/01/2010, Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents

In October 2010, the Indiana Supreme Court held that parents have a right to counsel in appeals of terminations of their parental rights. The court's holding was based on statutory construction.


Docs from the case:


Petition to Indiana Supreme Court

Response brief

Reply brief


Cite: In re I.B., 933 N.E.2d 1264 (Ind. 2010) (interpreting Ind Code ยง 31โ€“32โ€“4โ€“3).


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