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In proceedings arising from a termination of parental rights, a court of appeals' dismissal of parent's appeal is affirmed where: 1) in circumstances where appointed counsel for an appealing parent files a brief raising no issues, a court of appeal has the discretion to permit the parent to personally file a brief but must do so only upon a showing of good cause that an arguable issue does, in fact, exist; and 2) here, the court of appeal properly declined to permit the parent to personally file a brief because the parent failed to make such a showing.
Appeal from San Diego County, No. SJ11392
Filed December 11, 2009
Before: George, C. J., Baxter, J., Chin, J., Corrigan, J., Kennard, J., Moreno, J., and Werdegar, J.,
Opinion by Moreno, J.
For Appellant: Patti L. Dikes