Oral Arguments before the Hawai`i Supreme Court
NO. 28582 – Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – 9 a.m.
In the Interest of R.B
Attorney(s) for Petitioner/Mother-Appellant(s)
James S. Ireijo
Attorney(s) for Respondent/Petitioner-Appellee(s)
Honorable Mark J. Bennett, Attorney General, and Howard H. Shiroma and Mary Anne Magnier, Deputies Attorney General, State of Hawai`i
COURT: RTYM, CJ; PAN, SRA, JED & MER, JJ.
Petitioner/Mother-Appellant (Petitioner) filed an Application for Writ of Certiorari (Application) seeking review of the judgment of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) filed on May 21, 2009, pursuant to its April 9, 2009 Summary Disposition Order (SDO) affirming the May 8, 2007 Order Denying Motion for 1) New Trial, and/or 2) to Reconsider and/or Amend Judgment and/or All Previous Orders, and/or 3) for Release of All Evidence or Filed in Case, and/or 4) for Dismissal Filed February 6, 2007, filed by the family court of the third circuit (the court). In her Application, Petitioner argues that she was denied her right to effective assistance of counsel in her termination of parental rights proceeding, and that she should be allowed access to certain confidential case records that have been made unavailable to Petitioner by court order.