Become a CASA

The first step on your journey to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate is to fill out your pre-application today!

GAL Annual Compliance Statement

Make sure you have turned in your compliance statement for this year. The Annual Compliance form is made available to you on our website for your convenience. Please click on the link and start filling out the PDF to register your annual compliance Annual Compliance Form

Become a GAL

To become a Guardian ad litem for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, attorneys must attend New Guardian ad Litem Training (pre-service training), which the Guardian ad Litem Project offers. New GAL Training will be announced shortly. We hold this training cooperatively with the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court.

Once an attorney completes New Guardian ad Litem Training, the attorney must submit an
Guardian ad Litem Application to the Guardian ad Litem Project.

216-443-3377 | [email protected] | 9300 Quincy Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106

GAL Resources

Rules and Guidelines for GALs

GAL Performance

GAL Qualification

GAL Fees

Fee Bill Policy Assigned Counsel/Guardian ad Litem Policy
Fee Schedule
Local Rule 17: Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court


Superintendence Rule 48 requires that guardians ad litem complete three hours of continuing GAL education every calendar year after completing the initial six hour pre-service course. COURSE REGISTRATION

GAL Continuing Education Series courses are only available to guardians ad litem that have already completed a pre-service course (6 hour course) and that are otherwise qualified to serve as GAL. Additional information is available here.

Please call the Judicial College at 614-387-9445 if you have questions or concerns regarding The Ohio Guardian ad Litem Education Program.