MATTER OF TAWANETTE MERCADO, ap, v. CHERYL SMITH, res — Appeal by Tawanette Mercado from an order of the Family Court, Kings County, dated July 16, 2012. Pursuant to Family Court Act §§1118 and 1120, and upon the certification of Edward Caesar, Esq., dated January 16, 2013, it is

ORDERED that the following named attorney is assigned as counsel to prosecute the appeal:

Edward E. Caesar, Esq.

26 Court Street - Suite 2401

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11242

718-246-2712 and it is further,

ORDERED that the appeal will be heard on the original papers (including a certified transcript of the proceedings, if any) and on the briefs of the appellant, the respondent, and the attorney for the child, if any. The parties are directed to file nine copies of their respective briefs and to serve one copy on each other (22 NYCRR 670.9[d][1][ii]; Family Ct Act §1116); and it is further,

ORDERED that the stenographer(s) and/or the transcription service(s) is/are required promptly to make and certify two transcripts of the proceedings, if any, except for those minutes previously transcribed and certified (22 NYCRR 671.9); in the case of stenographers, both transcripts shall be filed with the clerk of the Family Court, and the clerk of the Family Court shall furnish one of such certified transcripts to the appellant's counsel, without charge; in the case of transcription services, one transcript shall be filed with the clerk of the Family Court and one transcript shall be delivered to the assigned counsel. Assigned counsel is directed to provide copies of said transcripts to all of the other parties to the appeal, including the attorney for the child, if any, when counsel serves the appellant's brief upon those parties; and it is further,

ORDERED that assigned counsel shall serve a copy of this upon the Clerk of the court from which the appeal is taken; and it is further,

ORDERED that the appeal in the above-entitled proceeding shall be perfected either within 60 days after the receipt by the assigned counsel of the transcripts of the minutes of the proceedings in the Family Court, and the assigned counsel shall notify this Court by letter of the date the transcripts are received, or, in cases where there are no minutes of proceedings to be transcribed, within 60 days of the date of this ; and it is further,

ORDERED that within 30 days after the date of this , the assigned counsel shall file in the office of the Clerk of this Court one of the following:

(1) an affidavit or affirmation stating that there are no minutes of any Family Court proceeding to be transcribed for the appeal; or

(2) if there are such minutes, an affidavit or affirmation that the transcripts have been received, and indicating the date received; or

(3) if the transcripts have not been received, an affidavit or affirmation stating that this has been served upon the clerk of the court from which the appeal is taken, the date thereof, and the date by which the transcripts are expected; or

(4) an affidavit or an affirmation withdrawing the appeal; and it is further,

ORDERED that if none of the above actions described in (1), (2), (3), or (4) above, has been taken within 30 days of the date of this , the Clerk of the Court shall issue an order to all parties to the appeal to show cause why the appeal should or should not be dismissed.

ENG, P.J., MASTRO, RIVERA, SKELOS and DILLON, JJ., concur.