Fostering Independence matches a teen in foster care with a guardian ad litem team, consisting of a pro bono attorney, a case coordinator and a program attorney. As a pro bono attorney, you will represent the teen’s best interests as the guardian ad litem after completing an eight-hour training by viewing DVD's that can be checked out and taken home or viewed on the GAL website.
Other pro bono opportunities with the GAL Program include representing the child in a regular attorney-client relationship as the attorney ad litem and assisting the GAL Program using your area of expertise, including special education, probate, guardianship, appeals, or immigration
Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Marks a Year of Continued Support from Chief Justice Quince (June 2009)
Fostering Independence, Florida Guardian ad Litem Pro Bono Project Brochure
Quince Takes Court’s Helm: Challenges Lawyers to Become GALs for Foster Kids, Jan Pudlow, The Florida Bar News (July 2008)
Attorneys Needed for Aging-Out Foster Kids, Jan Pudlow, Florida Bar News (August 2008)