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Guardians ad litem in the Juvenile Court Department

Learn about appointment of guardians ad litem (GALs) in the Juvenile Court.

Appointment of GALs in the Juvenile Court

A 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 someone who is legally incompetent (someone who is unable or unqualified to do something).

The Uniform Practice and Procedure Regarding the Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem explains the categories, qualifications, continuing education requirements and application process for the appointment of GALs in the Juvenile Court.

The Juvenile Court Administrative Office reviews all applications, determines who is eligible for appointment, and keeps lists of people who are eligible for appointment in all categories for all divisions of the Juvenile Court.

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