Three Ways to Help
Any licensed Florida attorney can volunteer as:
Attorney Guardian ad Litem (Attorney-GAL)
Pro bono attorney provides both personal and legal advocacy, supported by Program staff. No attorney-client relationship—the Attorney Guardian ad Litem advocates for the child’s best interest as the Programs’ certified representative. Online training (8-hours) is provided.
Attorney ad Litem (AAL)
Pro bono attorney is directly appointed by the Court to represent children in a traditional attorney-client relationship, representing the child. Attorneys with specific areas of expertise are often needed to provide specific legal advocacy for a child.
Conflict Guardian ad Litem (Independent GAL)
The court appoints a volunteer attorney where the Guardian ad Litem Program has a conflict in accepting the appointment, to be the Guardian ad Litem representing the child’s best interest.