ADA BROWN, Justice.
By letter dated December 27, 2016, appellate counsel Kathryn Veech informed the Court she was preparing to take a medical leave of absence but noted she would first file the brief in these appeals. Appellant's brief was received March 1, 2017. On the front of the brief is noted "Oral Argument is Requested." Because it is unclear whether Ms. Veech intends to remain as appellate counsel, we
On the Court's own motion, we