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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:T.R.G. was adjudged to be mentally ill and in need of treatment for no longer than 325 days. T.R.G. filed what appears to be a pro se notice of appeal. HOLDING:Appeal abated. The court cites State v. Best Interest and Protection of Ortiz, 640 S.W.2d 67 (Tex.App. Amarillo 1982, no writ), which held that someone who is adjudicated to be mentally ill via a state petition may have an attorney ad litem appointed for them for appeal. Because the record does not show that T.R.G. was appointed an attorney ad litem, the court abates the appeal and remands for a determination of whether such an appointment has been made. If none has, the court directs the trial court to appoint an attorney ad litem, and supplement the clerk’s record accordingly. OPINION:Per curiam; Quinn, Reavis and Campbell, JJ.

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