In an effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19, the in-person attendance option for this seminar has been canceled. Webcast and CLE OnDemand options will still be available.
Accepting GAL appointments
When you serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in guardianship or protective placement matters for adults, you’re playing a vital part in the legal system. Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2020 will offer guidance to help you better navigate your role representing an individual’s best interests and highlight unique issues that may arise when representing a young adult with a disability.
Become grounded in important basics, including:
- An overview of the appointment process
- Tips for navigating a temporary guardianship
- How to conduct an annual Watts review
Unique GAL cases
Expectations for a GAL are not always clear cut. Discuss particular circumstances in which Wisconsin statutes don’t spell out the path forward. Hear how other experienced guardians ad litem have proceeded in unique cases.
GAL or quarterback?
Know where you fit when multiple attorneys are involved. Understand how to coordinate the process to satisfy other parties' interests while protecting the best interests of the person you represent.
It’s not unheard of for parents to get involved in an adult child’s dating life, but what about when that adult child has a developmental disability? Distinguish the appropriate level of control that parents/guardians can exert over intimate relationships for young adults with a disability.
Understand available public benefits for young adults, and learn tips for dealing with difficult families.
Protect vulnerable individuals
Get valuable insight on how to best represent individuals’ interests as an adult guardian ad litem in Wisconsin with help from this popular annual training. Plus, earn GAL credits necessary to accept GAL appointments.