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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ohio adopts rules for Guardians Ad Litem

Completing a process begun in 2001, the Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted new rules governing the requirements for guardians ad litem in juvenile and domestic child custody cases.   The new rule 48 provides that courts must enter an order appointing either a GAL or a GAL and attorney advocate for the child. The rule includes a broad range of responsibilities for Guardians ad Litem, which are mandated unless impracticable or inadvisable.  These responsibilities include interviewing the parents and child and visiting the child in his or her residence.  All GALs are required to  file a written, final report at least seven days before a final hearing. 
Read the new rule 48 here (as a word document).

The new rule follows an extensive study of the Ohio GAL system which examined GAL services provided to abused and neglected children throughout the state.  The data for the study was collected through surveying guardians ad litem, juvenile/family court judges and through information contained in a sample of local court records.  Many of the recommendations from that report have found their way into the new rule.  Read the Ohio CASA/GAL Study Committee's Final Report: In the Interest of Abused and Neglected Children. (last visited Feb. 2, 2009 bgf)

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