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b. Telephonic appearance

Brown County Department of Human Services v. David D., 2012AP722, District 3, 95/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, ineligible for publication); case activity Parent’s appearance by telephone held to satisfy right to “meaningful participation”: ¶10      “A parent’s rights to his or her children are substantial and are protected by due process.”  Waukesha Cnty. DHHS v. Teodoro E… Read More

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TPR – Telephonic Appearance

Dane Co. DHS v. Johnny S., 2011AP1659, District 4, 12/22/11 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Johnny S.: Dennis Schertz; case activity ¶7        Johnny contends he was not able to meaningfully participate at the trial for three reasons.  First, he appeared by telephone, not videoconference, and he did not waive his right to appear by videoconference.  Second… Read More

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TPR – Appearance by Telephone

Kenosha County DHS v. Amber D., 2011AP562, District 2, 8/10/11 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Amber D.: Thomas K. Voss; case activity Timothy M.’s appearance by telephone, occasioned by his incarceration, didn’t violate his due process right to meaningfully participate in TPR proceedings, Waukesha Cnty. DHHS v. Teodoro E., 2008 WI App… Read More

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TPR – Telephonic Appearance

Grant Co. DSS v. Stacy K. S., 2010AP1678, District IV, 10/7/10 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Stacy K.: Donna L. Hintze, SPD, Madison Appellate The circuit court may take the parent’s admission telephonically at the grounds phase of a TPR; neither § 48.422(7)(a) nor § 807.13 requires physical presence. ¶16      Addressing first the requirements… Read More

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State v. Lavelle W., 2005 WI App 266 Issue: Whether the right of a parent imprisoned  in the federal system to “meaningfully participate” in a TPR proceeding was violated when he was not physically produced in court but, instead, was limited to telephonic participation. Holding: Where various mechanisms could have been utilized to produce the… Read More

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