Pathfinders prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:
Division of Public
Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
Litem - 2013-R-0098
You asked for a description of the
training and oversight of guardians ad litem (GALs) in child neglect and
related cases (juvenile court) vs. those in divorce and related cases
(family court) and the rationale for these differences. You also asked
(1) whether family court GALs have total immunity and, if so, why and
(2) why family court GALs do not conform to their state practice
address related issues regarding GALs in Connecticut.
Litem Appointments - 2012-R-0416
asked several questions about guardian ad litems (GAL) assigned to
represent the best interests of indigent children in Connecticut child
protection matters. Your specific questions and answers follow.
Chapter 53. Claims
Against The State
801b - Probate Court Procedures
Chapter 802h. Protected Persons and Their Property
Chapter 815j -
Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation
Chapter 815t - Juvenile
46b-120. (Formerly Sec. 51-301).
Examination by physician. Appointment of counsel and guardian ad
Appointment of attorney to
represent child or youth and parent or guardian.
Connecticut Practice Book