Probate and Family Court Department is seeking applications from
persons wishing to receive appointments as guardians ad litem/investigators
or as guardians ad litem/next friends in domestic
relations and state intervention cases involving child custody,
visitation and adoption. Qualified applicants will be placed on
lists maintained by the Court in accordance with Supreme Judicial
Court Rule 1:07.
applicant must be either (1) an attorney with at least three years
experience practicing domestic relations law in the Probate and
Family Courts of Massachusetts, including cases involving divorce,
paternity, custody, visitation, adoption, child support, alimony
and contempt, or (2) licensed to practice medicine or psychology,
or an LICSW, LCSW, LSW social worker, or an LMFT, LRC, LMHC, with
at least three years of experience conducting investigations on
issues of child custody and visitation in paternity, guardianship
of a minor, adoption, state intervention, divorce and post divorce
on the list will also be eligible for appointment as counsel for
incompetent divorce defendants and as guardians ad litem
to commence contempt actions.
will be available in the Registries of Probate and Probation Offices
in ALL Divisions beginning
on January 8, 2001, for the following category
which is known as Category F:
or custody/visitation/adoption cases - guardian ad litem/investigator,
G.L. c. 215, § 56A, c. 208, § 16; guardian ad litem/next
friend, G.L. c. 201, § 36, Uniform
Practice Xa, Xb; counsel for incompetent divorce defendant, G.L.
c. 208, § 15; or guardian
ad litem to commence contempt action, G.L. c. 215, § 56B.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE
SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON
FEBRUARY 2, 2001