A guardian ad litem (GAL) is an objective and independent professional, usually a lawyer, appointed by the court to participate in court proceedings on behalf of a minor party or an incompetent (someone unable or unqualified to do something).
The Uniform Practice and Procedure Regarding the Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem sets forth the categories, descriptions, qualifications, continuing education requirements and application process for the appointment of guardians ad litem in the Juvenile Court.
The Juvenile Court Administrative Office reviews all applications, determines eligibility for appointment and maintains lists of those eligible for appointment in all categories for all divisions of the Juvenile Court.
Please see below for the Application for Appointment as Guardian Ad Litem, Uniform Practice and Procedure Regarding the Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem and the Consent to a Criminal Offender Record Information Check.
Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem in the Juvenile Court
- Uniform Practice and Procedure Regarding the Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem
- Application to the Juvenile Court Department for Appointment as Guardian Ad Litem file size 1MB
- Consent to Criminal Offender Record Information Check file size 1MB
- Guidelines for Guardians Ad Litem
- Guardian Ad Litem's Certificate of Services/Itemization of Services (JV-068) file size 1MB
- Guardian Ad Litem's Itemization of Services Additional Page (Jv-068) file size 1MB
- Guardian Ad Litem Motion for Additional Hours/Extension of Time (JV-069) file size 1MB