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Legals for April, 1 2021

| April 1, 2021 12:00 AM

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF WHITMAN NO. 21-7-00002-38 Dependency of REYNA EARLE (DOB: 02/23/20) NOTICE AND SUMMONS/ORDER DEPENDENCY AND ADVICE OF RIGHTS State of Washington to: Brian Francis NOTICE OF HEARING, 1.1 You are notified that a petition was filed with the court alleging that the above-named child is dependent. A dependency petition begins a process which, if the child is found dependent, could result in substantial restriction or permanent loss of your parental rights. 1.2 A dependency fact-finding hearing will be held on May 6, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Whitman County Superior Court, N. 400 Main, Colfax Washington. 1.3 The purpose of the hearing is to hear and consider evidence on the petition. If you do not appear, the court may enter an order in your absence establishing dependency. II-SUMMONS/ORDER TO APPEAR, You are summoned and required to appear at the hearing on the date, time and place indicated above. You may also appear via telephone or via a Zoom link. If you choose to appear by phone or Zoom this must be done between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the date noted above. Please contact the Clerk's Office for instructions at (509) 397-6240 or clerk@whitmancounty.net at least one day in advance of the hearing. NOTICE, VIOLATION OF THIS ORDER OR SUMMONS MAY SUBJECT YOU TO A PROCEEDING FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT PURSUANT TO RCW 13.34.070. III-ADVICE OF RIGHTS, 3.1 You have important legal rights, and you must take steps to protect your interest. 3.2 You have the right to a fact-finding hearing before a judge. At the hearing, you have the right to speak on your own behalf, to introduce evidence, to examine witnesses, and to receive a decision based solely on the evidence presented to the judge. You should attend this hearing. 3.3 You have the right to be represented by a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer you have the right to request a public defender. If you qualify, a lawyer will be appointed by the court to represent you. If you wish to have a lawyer appointed, contact Lorena Lynch, N. 400 Main, Colfax. WA 99111, phone (509) 397-6244. You may call Mark Hauck, DCYF Social Worker, for more information about your child. The agency's name and telephone number are 418 S. Main St., Ste 2, Colfax, WA 99111, (509) 397-5040. 3.4 Your lawyer can look at the social and legal files in your case, talk to the agency social worker, tell you about the law, help you understand your rights and help you at hearings. 3.5 You have the right to subpoena witnesses on your behalf at a hearing of the facts of the petition. 3.6 You have the right to request a shelter care hearing to determine the placement of your child, if the child has been removed from your care pending the fact-finding hearing on the petition. 3.7 You may request that the department facilitate a case conference to develop a written service agreement following the shelter care hearing. The service agreement may not conflict with the court's order of shelter care. You may request that a multidisciplinary team, family group conference, prognostic staffing, or case conference be convened for your child's case. You may participate in these processes with your counsel present. 3.8 You may voluntarily waive these rights. Dated 03/15/2021 By Direction of the Honorable Gary Libey, Judge, Jill E. Whelchel, Clerk, Lindsey Kneale, Deputy Clerk #04002/445971 Pub:April 1, 8, 15, 2021