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Title 11 Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training

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Washington State Convention Center

705 Pike Street

Seattle, WA 98101

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A guardian ad litem (GAL) is an individual who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of an individual for a specific purpose for a specific period of time. Under the direction of the court, a GAL performs an investigation and prepares a report for the court of the GAL's findings and recommendations. To become a GAL, an individual must complete an approved training program, provide background information to the court(s) in which the GAL wishes to serve, and meet all eligibility requirements set by local court rule or policy.

King County Superior Court GAL Registry Education and Experience Requirements

Attorneys: Member of the Washington State Bar Association in good standing; and five years’ experience in the needs of impaired elderly people, physical disabilities, mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or other areas relevant to the needs of incapacitated persons. Non-Attorneys: Five years’ experience in the needs of impaired elderly people, physical disabilities, mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or other areas relevant to the needs of incapacitated persons.

Initial Certification and Re-certification

Both days are required for initial certification. Thereafter, it is required that you attend the re-certification course annually.

Qualifications for other counties

Please check with your county registry manager.

Attendance Requirement

Registration and conference staff are not permitted to provide certificates of completion for any participant who misses 15 minutes or more of the training.

If you miss 15 minutes or more of the certification training, for any reason, including emergencies, you must contact your county's registry manager for instruction.


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