Guardian Ad Litem Training
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Guardian Ad Litem Training

5/10/2019
When: May 10, 2019
9:00-4:00
Where: SMBA
1615-D S. Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, Missouri  65804
United States
Contact: SMBA
417 831-2783


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This program not only provides great information for the GAL in juvenile court, it goes further to give concrete resources for the GAL in family court. The lineup includes lawyers, judges, counselors and other experts on a wide range of topics to educate and enlighten practitioners. You have the option of attending one or two sessions. (The two session option satisfies the initial training required for appointment.

First Session (9:00- 12:30) (4MCLE-GAL)

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the GAL
  • Update on the Law
  • Permanency Planning
  • Working with Schools

Second Session (12:30-4:00) (4MCLE- GAL)

  • Tips from the Bench for the GAL
  • Substance Abuse and Family Culture
  • Domestic Violence and the Greene County Family Justice Center
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Counseling and Community Resources for Children and Families

Advance Registration

  • Single session: members $185 others $275
  • Both sessions: members $285, others $425

SMBA Registration Cancellation: Requests for refund must be received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event. All refunds are subject to a $10 administrative fee.

Substitutions: Substitutes for paid registrants unable to attend are allowed in most circumstances. (Not available to non members)