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Category: Guardian Ad Litem

Best Practices for Attorneys Representing Children

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Written by Olivia St. Clair Long, JD on 2.11.21

Olivia recently joined a a small group of professionals from the worlds of family law and mental health services (including court-ordered therapies) to discuss the process of becoming a Child Representative/Guardian At Litem.

Topics covered during the two-hour panel included:

  • What do you wish you had known about interviewing children when you first began working as a GAL?
  • What do you wish other/more GALs knew about communicating with children involved in high-conflict family law cases?
  • How to get information that you can trust as accurate from children when working as a GAL?

This moderated panel discussion took place in November 2020, and is still available for CLE credit through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS).

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