Guardians ad Litem (GAL) Core Training

The 2015 Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Core Training sponsored by the Maine State Bar Association is now scheduled for October 13-16, 2015 at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. There will be 50 slots available for qualified persons interested in placement on the Maine GAL roster. Attendance at the training will be by invitation only. In issuing invitations consideration will be given to the operational needs of the Judicial Branch. Preference will be given to qualified persons applying for Home Court appointments in areas where there are currently not enough GALs to meet the demand for cases.

If you are interested in securing a placement on the Maine GAL Roster you must complete the 2015 GAL Roster Application. The 2015 application and an explanation of the new process are on the Maine Judicial Branch website at: http://www.courts.maine.gov/maine_courts/family/gal/process.html. Prior applications will not be reviewed. If you have already filed an application you will need to complete a new 2015 application. 

A signed 2015 application must be filed no later than Monday, July 13, 2015 with:

Libby McCullum, Esq.
Children's GAL Coordinator
Maine Judicial Branch
1 Court Street, Suite 301
171 SHS
Augusta, ME 04330

If you have any questions contact Libby McCullum, Esq. at: (207) 213-2861 or galadministrative@courts.maine.gov.