1999 Proposed rules for Guardian ad litem

Anita St Onge – is the unofficial spokes person to address the committee.

Terry Hayes, David Kennedy, Ken Altshuler are also mentioned as members who participated in drawing up the rules for GALs back then. This is audio testimony presented to Maine’s Supreme Court on proposed rules for Guardians ad litem. These rules which were enacted and have been the guidlines/ base for consumers since then.

This audio was provided to us by the Cleaves Law Library. The library has been helping us locate rules/ standards and guidelines that were in place prior to 2000.

It is interesting what the concerns were back then (these are stated within the first 3 minutes of the audio). The complaint process is mentioned and there is an interesting comment/ concern about how a complaint would filter down to the underlying profession of a GAL. Yhis audio is important because it sets the foundation of rules for Guardians ad litem.

The audio may be found here. The format provided is mp3.

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