Anders Procedure In Florida

In Ostrum v. Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services, 663 So. 2d 1359 (Fla. 4th DCA 1995), the Fourth District held that "the full panoply of Anders procedures" is unnecessary in the appellate review of these cases. 663 So. 2d at 1361. The Fourth District also found that the need to resolve issues involving the legal status of children quickly and to refrain from unduly burdening the caseload of the appellate courts weighed against imposition of the more time consuming Anders procedures. See id. The Second, Third, and Fifth Districts have likewise declined to extend Anders to termination of parental rights cases. See In re K.W., 779 So. 2d 292, 294 (Fla. 2d DCA 1998); In re J.A. 693 So. 2d 723, 724 (Fla. 5th DCA 1997); Jimenez v. Dep't of Health & Rehabilitative Servs., 669 So. 2d 340, 341 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996).