Guardians ad Litem

Updated First Circuit GAL List - April 18, 2024

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GAL TRAINING OFFERED IN THE FIRST CIRCUIT

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 JudicialCollege@illinoiscourts.gov or Patti at ptorchia@illinoiscourts.gov.

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If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Brenda Sprague at b.sprague.fjc@gmail.com.

Child Representative - GAL Information Sheet - Application for Appointment