Search Results for "CLE"

2012 & 2013 Scorecards

In 2012 we introduced  a Scorecard that focuses on a causal relationship between two critical areas: First -Program Effectiveness Measures that are within the control of the GAL Program staff & volunteer advocates. These measures include recruitment, retention and administration of the Program and have a direct impact on child representation. Second – Child Welfare […]

Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2009

Attorney conference calls are held monthly and provide up-to-date information on topics related to legal advocacy. These trainings are conducted by both Program staff and experts from outside the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. Each hour long presentation has been approved for CLE credit. Below you will find audio files of these conference calls as […]

Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2010

Attorney conference calls are held monthly and provide up-to-date information on topics related to legal advocacy. These trainings are conducted by both Program staff and experts from outside the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. Each hour long presentation has been approved for CLE credit. Below you will find audio files of these conference calls as […]

Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2011

Attorney conference calls are held monthly and provide up-to-date information on topics related to legal advocacy. These trainings are conducted by both Program staff and experts from outside the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. Each hour long presentation has been approved for CLE credit. Below you will find audio files of these conference calls as […]

Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2014

Florida Guardian ad Litem Disabilities Training Conference Workshop Videos & Materials In May 2014, the GAL Program held the Florida Guardian ad Litem Disabilities Training Conference in Orlando – over 400 child welfare professionals attended the conference.  This first of its kind conference brought together attorneys ad litem, attorneys and non-attorneys from government agencies and […]

Local Program Listings

Circuit 1 Bryan Carter, Circuit Director First Judicial Circuit 1800 West St. Mary Ave. Box 3 Pensacola, FL 32501 Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton 850-595-3728 Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation Inc. 19 Iowa Drive NE Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 President: Charles E Schuster E-Mail ceschuster@valp.net http://nwfgal.org/ 850.678.8576 Circuit 2 Deborah Moore, Circuit Director Second Judicial […]

Conferences and Training

Attorney conference calls provide up-to-date information on topics related to legal advocacy. These trainings are conducted by both Program staff and experts from outside the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. Each hour long presentation has been approved for CLE credit (CLE Credit is good for 18 months from the Conference Date). Below you will find […]

Training Materials

New Attorney Training & General Dependency New Attorney Training (January 2017) New Attorney Training Videos (11.2014)  Videos include:   Foundational Issues – Jurisdiction, Venue, Confidentiality, Parties, Continuances, Shelter Hearing, Dependency Petition, Discovery, ICPC, Arraignment, Pre-Trial, Adjudication and Adjudicatory Hearing, Disposition & Post Dispositional Change of Custody, Case Plans, Judicial Review Hearing Permanency Hearing, TPR, Volunteer Motivation, Trial Skills, Interactive Trial Skills Dependency Practice Manual (2016) Florida Dependency Benchbook Child Trafficking Trafficking of […]

Honorary Guardians ad Litem

Honorary Guardians ad Litem Giving, caring, protecting, advocating, listening – these are some of the words that describe the spirit of the Guardian ad Litem Program. Each day, GAL volunteers help shape the future and create hope for the children of Florida who have been neglected and abused. Their work with the Guardian ad Litem […]

Become a GAL

Guardian ad Litem: Great Challenges Can Bring Great Reward   On behalf of Florida’s most vulnerable children, I’m honored to have been appointed Executive Director of the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. My experience in the law and in various systems of government, along with my passion for community service, has led me to this position, […]

Attorney Resources

Florida Resources Florida Statutes Chapter 39   Click Here to View the 2016 Florida GAL Dependency Practice Manual   Fostering Health: The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Youth Transitioning from Foster Care, Wilson-Simmons, R., Dworsky, A., Tongue, D., Hulbutta, M. (2016).  New York: National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public […]

Volunteer GAL

Guardian ad Litem: Great Challenges Can Bring Great Reward   On behalf of Florida’s most vulnerable children, I’m honored to have been appointed Executive Director of the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. My experience in the law and in various systems of government, along with my passion for community service, has led me to this position, […]