In re S.G.

Docket NumberCAAP-23-0000535
Decision Date23 April 2024
PartiesIN THE INTEREST OF S.G. and L.G.
CourtHawaii Court of Appeals

NOT FOR PUBLICATION IN WEST'S HAWAI'I REPORTS AND PACIFIC REPORTER

Appeal from the Family Court of the Third Circuit (FC-S No. 22-0044)

Leonard, Acting Chief Judge, Wadsworth and McCullen, JJ.

ORDER DISMISSING APPEAL FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION

Upon review of the record, it appears that Mother-Appellant N.G. filed a self-represented[1] appeal from a June 16, 2023 Order Concerning Child Protective Act, entered by the Family Court of the Third Circuit in FC-S No. 22-0044. The September 13, 2023 notice of appeal was filed more than thirty days after the order appealed-from, and the deadline to appeal was not tolled or extended. The notice of appeal is therefore untimely. See Hawai'i Rules of Appellate Procedure (HRAP) Rule 4(a)(1); Grattafiori v. State, 79 Hawai'i 10, 13, 897 P.2d 937, 940 (1995) ("As a general rule, compliance with the requirement of the

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timely filing of a notice of appeal is jurisdictional, . . . and we must dismiss an appeal on our motion if we lack jurisdiction." (citations & internal quotation marks omitted)); HRAP Rule 26(b) ("[N]o court or judge or justice is authorized to change the jurisdictional requirements contained in Rule 4 of these rules.").

Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

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[1] Though Appellant is represented by court-appointed counsel, she filed the appeal pro se.

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