“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” -John C. Crosby
What is FAWL in Love with GAL?
Every day a teenager ages out of foster care. Mentors can change their lives in as little as 20 minutes a month. Studies show teens with mentors achieve higher educational, economic and social outcomes.
You can be the person who helps and supports them during their journey toward independence.
The FAWL in Love with GAL project is a partnership between the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program and Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) connects FAWL members with older youth in foster care. The FAWL member will mentor the youth as they transition into independence.
Interested in Becoming a FAWL in Love with GAL Mentor?
The FAWL in Love with GAL’s Forging Their Future Training is coming to a law school campus near you, connecting law students and local pro bono attorneys with this mentoring opportunity.
The Free 7 Hours of CLE for attorneys and law students includes:
Includes 2 Hours of Ethics and 1 Hour Bias Elimination Credits
7 Hours certification Credits: Juvenile Law/Marital and Family Law
Forging Their Future Training
As part of the FAWL in Love with GAL project, the GAL Program provides a free CLE training for all participants.
The training offered will prepare volunteers to form a mentor-mentee relationship with these young women, enabling them to develop professional and personal relationships with lawyers who will guide them not just the dependency system, but these critical years of their lives.
• Dependency Court
• Ethics of Representing Best Interests
• Mentoring & Working with Adolescents
• Issues Facing Youth in Care
• Eliminating Bias