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Case No. 19-1667

In the Interest of N.N., Minor Child

N.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Lori J. Kolpin

Attorney for Appellee State

Charles K. Phillips, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Lisa K. Mazurek

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buena Vista County, Mary L. Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (5 pages)

                N.K. appeals the termination of her parental rights to N.N.  She argues she should have had an interpreter and attorney during N.N.’s delinquency proceedings and termination is not in N.N.’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother has not preserved her claims regarding lack of an interpreter and attorney during delinquency for our review; however, a parent has no right to an interpreter or attorney during the child’s delinquency proceedings.  We find termination is in N.N.’s best interests, and we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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