GAL General Information

A guardian ad litem shall attend and complete any continuing professional education events or seminars designated as mandatory by the Chief Judge. In addition, in each calendar year, a guardian ad litem must participate in a total of at least 6 credit hours of approved continuing professional education programs applicable to one or more of the issues identified as core training issues in Rule 2(b)(2)(B). At least one credit hour shall be primarily concerned with ethics and professionalism education and two hours concerned with the impact of domestic abuse and violence on children.

Qualifying professionalism education topics include professional responsibility as a guardian ad litem; legal ethics related to guardian ad litem work; conflicts of interest; diversity awareness in the legal profession; confidentiality of guardian ad litem records in Title 18-C, Title 19-A, and/or Title 22 cases; communication with parents involved in Title 18-C, Title 19-A, and/or Title 22 cases and their children; and complaint avoidance topics such as file management and billing practices. In addition, the Legislature has required that a guardian ad litem receive at least 2 hours of training annually on the impact of domestic abuse and violence on children, the services available in the State for victims of domestic abuse and violence and their children and interventions for those who commit domestic abuse and violence.

If you have an questions regarding the GAL CPE credits or have any further GAL questions please contact:
Aria Eee, Esq. Executive Director
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