State of Utah, in the interest of K.M., K.M., G.M., and C.M.Annotate this Case
State of Utah, in the interest
of K.M., K.M., G.M., and C.M.,
persons under eighteen years of age. L.M.,
State of Utah,
(Not For Official Publication)
Case No. 20010162-CA
F I L E D
April 19, 2001 2001 UT App 129 -----
Third District Juvenile,
Salt Lake Department
The Honorable Kimberly K. Hornak
L.M., Salt Lake City, Appellant Pro Se
Mark L. Shurtleff, Carol L. Verdoia, and John Peterson, Salt Lake City, for Appellee
Martha Pierce, Salt Lake City, Guardian Ad Litem
Before Judges Greenwood, Billings, and Orme.
This court moved sua sponte for summary disposition of this appeal on the ground that the court appeared to lack jurisdiction. Although the motion specified that failure to respond could result in summary disposition, appellant did not file a response.
The juvenile court's order terminating appellant's parental rights was entered on November 3, 1999. Appellant's notice of appeal was filed on February 26, 2001. Rule 4(a) of the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure provides that a notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days of entry of the judgment or order appealed from. When a timely notice of appeal is not filed, this court lacks jurisdiction to consider an appeal. See, e.g., Glezos v. Frontier Inv., 896 P.2d 1230, 1233-34 (Utah Ct. App. 1995); State v. Johnson, 635 P.2d 36, 37 (Utah 1981).
Accordingly, we dismiss the
Pamela T. Greenwood,
Judith M. Billings, Judge
Gregory K. Orme, Judge