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.

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CLE Commission Sanctions 194 Attorneys for Noncompliance

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:54pm
The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education issued sanctions for 194 attorneys who failed to comply with their CLE requirements.

After 100+ Foster Kids, Volunteer Provides Lifeline to Moms, Families in Recovery

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:18pm
In a drug court, the most visible people helping participants are a judge and their staff. But there are others who help those in need, including volunteers.

Conduct Board Issues Four Advisory Opinions

Court News Ohio - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 2:00pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued four advisory opinions regarding application of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Showcases ‘Italian Inspiration’ at Forum on the Law

Court News Ohio - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 2:59pm
Cesare Beccaria, a towering figure in the Italian Enlightenment and an inspiration for the founders of the American legal system, is the subject of a Forum on the Law series lecture at the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Ohio Courts Adopting Uniform Mediation Act

Court News Ohio - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:52am
Starting next year, all statewide courts that elect to use mediation will be required to incorporate into their local rule Ohio’s Uniform Mediation Act, identify cases that are eligible for mediation, and address confidentiality.

Public Comment Sought on Guardian Ad Litem Rules

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 3:32pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments on proposed amendments to Rules of Superintendence 48 through 48.07 on guardians ad litem (GAL).

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Guardian Background Checks

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 1:18pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments on a proposed amendment that would require all adult guardian applicants to submit an affidavit regarding pending criminal charges and convictions.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:20am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed seven new disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Convict to Coach: Drug Court Graduate’s Remarkable Renaissance

Court News Ohio - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:29am
A drug court judge and staff may have expertise and passion, but many specialized dockets often lack an element when relating with participants – a shared experience. Akron Municipal Court has a person with that kind of “street cred.”


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