Guardian ad Litem for Minors
2 hour additional training
CVLS accepts appointments from the Circuit Court of Cook County to serve as GAL for children in contested or problematic guardianship cases. As the child’s GAL, trained volunteer attorneys investigate the issues and parties, report to the court on the child’s best interests, and represent the child throughout the case. The attorney serves as the child’s independent pro bono legal counsel, advocating in and out of the court on behalf of the child’s best interests. Investigating all aspects of what often amounts to an unfavorable or even abusive environment, our volunteer GALs provide and objective recommendation to the court as to the safest, most supportive environment for the child.