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Archived Legal Briefs Newsletters

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Legal Briefs

Sign Up For the Legal Briefs Newsletter Legal Briefs Newsletters Legal Briefs Newsletter: February 2017   Archived Legal Briefs Newsletters (2004-2016)    

Training & Advocacy Resources

America’s court system is the best in the world, but it can be intimidating and frightening for thousands of innocent children caught in the midst of legal battles over their future. Attorneys and GAL volunteers representing the best interests of  children in court proceedings face different, and often more difficult, challenges than those representing adults.  […]

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 […]

2016 Disabilities Training Conference – A Voice Heard

This year over 450 attorneys, judges and child welfare professionals attended the Third Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Disabilities Training Conference.  The keynote speakers were inspiring thought provoking and gave us all tools to use in helping the children we work with every day.  The workshops were wide ranging with presenters sharing their expertise in areas such […]

Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2015

<BACK 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 […]

Medicaid Training Posted

Medicaid training provided by Nancy Wright, Attorney, Law Office of Nancy E. Wright.  In practice since 1980,  Nancy Wright’s legal practice is focused on rights of individuals receiving Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver services, with emphasis on clients with developmental disabilities or  complex medical conditions.  In this video training Nancy Wright explains the benefits available to […]

New 6 hour training posted on Transitioning Youth with Developmental Disabilities

Bridging the Gap for Transitioning Youth with Developmental Disabilities: From Foster Care to Adulthood.  In this training you will learn about Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment program (EPSDT) versus Waiver; Securing Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) Services for Transitioning Youth;  Social Security Administration and Master Trust Accounts (MTAs); and Effective Transition Planning (Court, Medical, […]

2015 Disabilities Training Conference – Imagining the Future

This year over 450 attorneys, judges and child welfare professionals attended the second Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Disabilities Training Conference.  The keynote speakers were inspiring thought provoking and gave us all tools to use in helping the children we work with every day.  The workshops were wide ranging with presenters sharing their expertise in areas such […]

Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2013

<BACK 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 […]

Governor Rick Scott Signs Regis Little Act to Protect Children

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, […]

Visit the Statewide GAL Office’s New and Improved Website

Our website has been redesigned to better serve Florida’s child welfare advocates!  On it you will find how to get involved with the GAL Program, training, resources, local program and non-profit information, the  latest news and case summaries – including the Legal Briefs Newsletter.  Visit www.GuardianadLitem.org 

R.L.R. v. State, 116 So.3d 570 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014)

R.L.R, a dependent young adult, filed a petition for writ of mandamus to compel the trial court to reverse its order directing his attorneys ad litem to disclose juvenile whereabouts after he had run away. R.L.R. had been appointed two attorneys ad litem to represent him. The attorneys representing him refused to disclose his whereabouts […]

Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2008

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 […]

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 […]

Performance Advocacy Snapshot & Reports

The Guardian ad Litem Program’s sole mission is to advocate for the best interests of dependent children. The practical aim of our advocacy is to achieve the most safe and positive outcomes for them. Our Program has been recognized as a Davis Productivity Eagle Award winner in 2012 for “streamlining efficiencies to focus on commitment […]

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 […]