Public Comments on Guardians ad Litem (GAL) Oversight

Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley, Chief Justice Thomas Humphrey of the Superior Court, and Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere and Deputy Chief Judge Robert Mullen of the Maine District Court held a well attended public meeting on May 31, 2012 to hear public comments on the establishment of a cost effective professional oversight process for GALs in Child Protective and Family Matters proceedings.

As a follow-up to the meeting the Judicial Branch has extended the time for written comments to July 1, 2012. Comments should address suggestions for the oversight process, and since the Branch may publish them, comments should not contain information about confidential matters or personal information.

Please send written comments to:, or to:
Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street, Room 139
Portland, ME 04101.

Comments will be posted at: for public access.