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Have you been a Guardian ad Litem?

Anonymous
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I was reading about the Guardian ad Litem volunteer program and I was thinking about signing up. Have any of you been involved with it? I was wondering how much time you put in and what all is involved.

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

BUMP!

alexsmomaubrys2
by on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:17 PM
No but I have a friend that does it and he really feels like he is making a difference in these kids lives.
bleumonster
by Sapphire Member on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM
In my state you have to be an attorney.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Do you know what all he has to do? How many hours he puts in?

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2: No but I have a friend that does it and he really feels like he is making a difference in these kids lives.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

don't you have to be an attorney?

TaralynnStewart
by Ruby Member on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM
My best friend did tons of work with the guardian ad litem program when completing law school. She spent a lot of time on cases, it was an overload with school.
MicheleJM
by on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM
My dad tried top discourage me. Too heartbreaking I guess. I don't have the time in any case.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

I'm in Florida and you don't have to be here. Have you volunteered?

Quoting bleumonster: In my state you have to be an attorney.


Katt709
by Gold Member on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM
I was. But it was through my school pro bono and then as an appointed gal attorney. So my experience is different. It's a very special position and sometimes very hard on emotions. Some of these kids' will break your heart. Be prepared for that.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM
This. But I have considered being a case coordinator advocate in the GAL office since I have experience and education for it.

Quoting bleumonster: In my state you have to be an attorney.
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