Proposed Civil Rule Change: Accelerating Appeals of Paternity, Dependency, Abuse, Neglect, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Status Offense

The Court of Appeals is already, by order, putting most of these matters on a fast track, as well as child custody cases. The proposed rule would provide:

CR 71.12(2)(a), (3)(b) and (4)(c) and (d) Briefs

(a) Civil cases. In civil cases, including workers' compensation appeals, except appeals from Circuit Court orders determining paternity, dependency, abuse, neglect, domestic violence or juvenile status offense, the appellant's brief shall be filed with the clerk of the appellate court within 60 days after the date …
(i) Civil appeals from Circuit Court orders determining paternity, dependency, abuse, neglect, domestic violence or juvenile status offense. Appeals in these cases shall be expedited. The appellant's brief shall be filed with the clerk of the appellate court within 30 days after the date of the notation on the docket of the notification required by Rule 75.07(6). The appellee's brief shall be filed within 30 days after the date of filing of the appellant's brief. The appellant's reply brief shall be filed within 10 days after the date of filing of the appellee's brief. Motions for extension of time will not be considered except under extraordinary circumstances.