Sunday, June 24, 2012

Time is running out - only SIX days left

Six days is all you have to speak your mind on Guardian as litem reform. Don't let that time slip away.

Maine's Judicial Branch has given the public an opportunity to give comments on how Guardian ad litem oversight should be addressed. We are encouraging our readers to comment. Your thoughts and ideas can range from simple to complex. From a one line thought on oversight to “War and Peace”. It does not matter. What does matter is that your voice is heard.

Comments can either be mailed or emailed to the court. They will be posted for the public to view with any personal information removed. Your view does matter. Comments can be viewed here:

Maine– Public comments on GAL oversight- Click here

And your thoughts on GAL oversight can be emailed to this address:
Or mailed to this address:

Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street, Room 139
Portland, ME 04101. 
The deadline of July 1, 2012 is fast approaching.

1 comment:

  1. Let's consider GAL problems that Chief Justice Saufley mentioned to the Maine legislature in March. Do any of these seem familiar:

    1.) Inappropriate relationships with clients?

    2.) Failure to follow statutes about GALs: get to know child, conduct an investigation, follow up on leads, do reports in a timely manner.

    3.) Getting into open conflict with clients.

    4.) Bias.

    5.) Ethical issues.

    Need help in bearing witness? Let us know and we'll do what we can.