State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department
February 2, 2012
IN THE MATTER OF KIMBERLY C. AND OTHERS, ALLEGED TO BE NEGLECTED CHILDREN. CORTLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES,
RESPONDENT; NORMAN C., APPELLANT.
Appeal from an order of the Family Court of Cortland County (Ames, J.), entered October 13, 2010, which granted petitioner's application, in a proceeding pursuant to Family Ct Act article 8, to temporarily extend an order of protection.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lahtinen, J.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Calendar Date: January 11, 2012
Before: Peters, J.P., Lahtinen, Kavanagh, Stein and Garry, JJ.
Respondent appeals from an order temporarily extending an order of protection against him in favor of his three children (born in 1992, 1994 and 2000). Appellate counsel seeks to be relieved of his assignment, arguing that the appeal has been rendered moot and there are no non-frivolous issues to be pursued on appeal. The record reflects that there have been further proceedings before Family Court rendering this appeal from the temporary order of protection moot. Accordingly, the appeal must be dismissed and there is no need to consider counsel's request to be relieved of his assignment (see Matter of Stiles v Baum, 78 AD3d 1383, 1383 ; Matter of Alexander K. [Jennifer N.], 77 AD3d 1023, 1024 ; Matter of Shalyse WW., 63 AD3d 1193, 1197 , lv denied 13 NY3d 704 ).
Peters, J.P., Kavanagh, Stein and Garry, JJ., concur.
ORDERED that the appeal is dismissed, as moot, without costs.
Robert D. Mayberger Clerk of the Court
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