Friday, July 25, 2014

1999 Proposed rules for Guardian ad litem

Anita St Onge - unofficial spokes person to address the committee

Terry Hayes, David Kennedy, Ken Altshuler were also mentioned as members who participated in drawing up the rules for GALs. This audio was provided to us by the Cleaves Law Library and dates back to 1999. The library has been helping us locate rules/ standards and guidelines that were in place prior to 2000.

It is interesting what the concerns were back then (these are stated in the first 3 minutes of the audio). The complaint process is mentioned and there is an interesting comment/ concern about how a complaint would filter down to the underlying profession of a GAL.

The audio may be found here. The format provided is mp3.

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  1. This is very interesting to listen to. Thank you for posting.

  2. It is interesting to listed to the comments regarding the accountability of GALs. It seems as if they (the Family Court) has lost sight of who they work for. Not the lawyers but the parents.

    1. There is history here and yes it is interesting to listen to what is being discussed/ presented to the public.