S-13-0140, In re Interest of Landon H.
Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County, Judge Toni G. Thorson
Attorneys: Daniel Zieg (County Attorney’s Office) --- David Thompson (for Appellant Bonnie H., natural mother)
Civil: Termination of parental rights; withdrawal of counsel
Proceedings below: The trial court allowed Appellant’s counsel to withdraw prior to the hearing on the motion for termination finding counsel could not ethically represent Appellant. The trial court terminated Appellant’s parental rights.
Issues: Appellant argues she was not afforded due process by the lower court’s order allowing counsel to withdraw immediately prior to the termination hearing.