Guardians ad Litem

Updated First Circuit GAL List - April 18, 2024



The following is a 10-hour GAL Training series approved by Chief Judge William J. Thurston. The series is valid training for application as a GAL in the First Judicial Circuit.

Note: Interviewing Children and Youth Parts 1 and 2 are only available to the following view groups: Judges, Guardians ad Litem and Child Representatives (Public Defenders, State's Attorneys, and Parent Attorneys).

Interviewing Children and Youth part 1 (1.5 hours) - PATH Learning System*

Interviewing Children and Youth part 2 (1.5 hours) - PATH Learning System*

GAL Developmental Considerations flyer - Zoom  - March 22, 2024, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm,  live Zoom webinar (2.5 hours) Please use this Registration Form for March 22

SAFeR - A Systematic Approach to Addressing IPV in Child Custody and Parenting Time Cases flyer - Zoom - May 3, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, live Zoom webinar  (3 hours) Please use this Registration Form for May 3

The Role of a GAL - TBA live Zoom webinar (1.5 hours)

*If you have questions regarding the PATH Learning System for the Interviewing Children sessions, you may contact the Judicial College at or Patti at


If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Brenda Sprague at

Child Representative - GAL Information Sheet - Application for Appointment