Minor GAL Training

Debi Martin, CVLS staff attorney in the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for Minors program, will cover the skills required to be a successful GAL for a minor as well as the issues that may come up during the case. This training is for licensed attorneys interested in working as pro bono Guardians ad Litem for children through CVLS. No prior experience is necessary.

Child Representative Training

Often in contested child custody cases in divorce or parentage court, the court or parties will seek the appointment of a child representative to assist in the custody determination. Learn the court process when a child representative is appointed and the role and duties of the child rep from our distinguished panel of presenters.

ADULT GUARDIANSHIP

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO MANUAL An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the templates/pleadings section below. Intro to Adult Guardianship What is Guardianship and When is it Appropriate? Guardianship Definitions Types of Guardianship Who …

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MINOR GUARDIANSHIP

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO MANUAL An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the forms/templates section below. Description of the Case What is guardianship? When is guardianship appropriate? Who may act as guardian Step 1 …

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GUARDIANSHIP FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the templates/pleadings section below. POWERPOINTS Training Powerpoint GUIDES Guardianship Clinic Attorney Instructions Flowchart Safety Planning Guide for Undocumented Parents – English – For Public Safety …

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GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR MINORS

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO MANUAL An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the forms/templates section below. Intro to Guardian ad Litem for Minors Program overview, case types and assignment Taking a case and initial …

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GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR ADULTS

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO MANUAL An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the templates/pleadings section below. Intro to Adult GAL Types of Guardianship Terminology Law and Location Types of GAL Appointments Taking a CVLS …

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DIVORCE

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO MANUAL An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the templates/pleadings section below. Intro to Simple Divorce Preparing to File Petition for Dissolution of Marriage Necessary Documents Fees Filing Service Purpose …

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CHILD REP

TRAINING SEMINAR If you would like to view the Child Rep training video, please click here. If you are interested in participating in this program and accepting appointments as a child representative through CVLS you MUST attend this training in person.The training will not be webcast. WRITTEN MANUALS Child Rep Manual Child Rep Resource Guide …

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Virtual Pro Bono Clinic

Many of you have been asking about remote pro bono opportunities during these unprecedented times. We are pleased to announce our upcoming Virtual SIJS Clinic for all interested volunteers.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is a pathway to US citizenship for eligible immigrant children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected by one or both parents. SIJS cases involve two parts: (1) a state court custody or guardianship case that places the child in the legal care of a parent or guardian, followed by (2) an immigration application for SIJS. For these cases, CVLS and the NIJC seek volunteers willing to represent the parents or guardians in uncontested custody and guardianship cases in Cook, Lake, Kane and Will Counties. Once the state court “predicate order” is obtained, the NIJC will take over the case for the immigration application.

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