Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Juveniles – TPR — ineffective assistance
Johnny S. appeals the order terminating his parental rights to Kavon S. and the order denying postdisposition relief. He contends he is entitled to a new trial on two grounds: (1) his constitutional right to a fair trial was violated because he was not able to meaningfully participate in the jury trial; and (2) he was denied effective assistance of counsel. We conclude Johnny was able to meaningfully participate in the trial and did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel. Accordingly, we affirm the order terminating his parental rights to his son and the circuit court’s order denying his postdisposition motion for a new trial. This opinion will not be published.
Dist IV, Dane County, Smith, J., Vergeront, J.
Attorneys: For Appellant: Schertz, Dennis, Hudson; For Respondent: Rehfeldt, Gary, Madison