MATTER OF JONATHAN H. (ANONYMOUS). SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, res, CLARISSA H. (ANONYMOUS), ap — Appeal by Clarissa H. from an order of the Family Court, Suffolk County, dated June 18, 2012. By decision and of this Court dated December 13, 2012, the following attorney was assigned as counsel for the appellant on the appeal, and was directed, inter alia, to contact the appellant and determine the appellant's interest in perfecting the appeal:

Marina Martielli, Esq.

15 Woodfield Avenue

E. Quogue, N.Y. 11942


By letter received by this Court on December 27, 2012, assigned counsel notified the Court that she has been unable to contact the appellant.

On the Court's own motion, it is

ORDERED that the parties or their attorneys are directed to show cause before this Court why an order should or should not be made and entered relieving the assigned counsel for the appellant and dismissing the appeal in the above-entitled proceeding by each filing an affirmation or affidavit on that issue in the office of the Clerk of this Court and serving one copy of the same on each other on or before January 25, 2013; and it is further,

ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court, or her designee, is directed to serve a copy of this upon the parties or their attorneys, and upon the appellant, by regular mail.