This year over 450 attorneys, judges and child welfare professionals attended the Second Annual Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Disabilities Training Conference. The keynote speakers were inspiring, thought provoking and gave child welfare professionals in attendance tools to use in helping the children they work with every day. The workshops were wide ranging with presenters sharing their […]
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Guardian ad Litem Team, The House and Senate are close to agreement on a General Appropriations Act and hope to pass a final budget no later than June 19. Based on the decisions made to date (and these are not likely to change at this point), the Guardian ad Litem budget will remain at its […]
Tallahassee, Florida] - Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the Regis Little Act to Protect Children with Special Needs, which ensures vulnerable foster youth have a guardian in place at age 18. In 2008, Regis Little was a child of Florida’s foster care system. With an IQ of 65, he was bipolar, hyperactive, […]
Ethical Issues for Guardian ad Litem Attorneys has now been approved by The Florida Bar for 1 hour general and 1 hour ethics CLE, course No. 1504148N. To listen to the audio of the training and earn CLE credit visit our conferences and trainings section.
JUDGE GLADSTONE RECEIVES THE PRESTIGIOUS CHILES ADVOCACY AWARD (Video) Judge Gladstone’s 40-year career on the bench and his work as a vocal advocate on behalf of dependent children and families in Florida was honored when he received the Chiles Advocacy Award at this year’s Children’s Week in Tallahassee Florida. The award is given to a […]
Seminole Coutnty GAL Volunteers Recognized
Governor Scott Supports GAL Budget
The Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office has published its revised Standards. Guardian ad Litem Standards
The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2015 Disabilities Training Conference: Imagining the Future to be held May 21 -22, 2015 at the JW Marriott, Grande Lakes Orlando. This conference will bring together attorneys ad litem, attorneys and non-attorneys from government agencies and as […]
The 2015 Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation Award is presented by the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Bar recognizing Akerman for their contribution in the provision of bro bono legal services to individuals or groups that cannot otherwise afford the services. This award recognizes the extraordinary commitment on the part of Akerman in providing access […]
January 2015 Legal Briefs Newsletter
The State Office gets to help make GAL children’s Christmas a little brighter this year! I hope all of our children have a wonderful holiday season!
Carol is the Executive Director of Healthy Families Florida and is retiring after years of advocacy. Healthy Families Florida is a nationally accredited home visiting program for expectant parents and parents of newborns experiencing stressful life situations. The program improves childhood outcomes and increases family self-sufficiency by empowering parents through education and community support. Parents […]