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March 15-23, 2024 – 2024 Washington State Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Certification Training

This is a 4 day training that runs over 2 consecutive weeks – March 15-16 and 22-23, 2024

-March 15-23, 2024 - 2024 Washington State Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Certification Training (This is a 4 day training that runs over 2 consecutive weeks - March 15-16 and 22-23, 2024)

This is the official certification training for Title 26 Guardians ad Litem (GALs) in Washington State and is required in order to apply to be on the Title 26 GAL Registry in your county. This training is for those who are currently not a Title 26 GAL in Washington. This training is for attorneys and non-attorneys, and uses the curriculum developed by the Washington Administrator of the Courts (AOC) in 2018. You must attend all four days of training to receive the certification needed to apply to become a GAL.

This training is not for Title 11 GALs. For more information on Title 11 GAL trainings: https://www.courts.wa.gov/committee/?fa=committee.display&item_id=849&committee_id=105.

Registration is open to the first 100 to complete registration. If registration is at capacity, please register for the Wait List so we can fill spots that open up, and gauge interest in the training to determine when to offer the next training.

***IMPORTANT*** Before registering, please check with the county or counties you wish to work to determine if there are any education or experience prerequisites. Each county is different. The GAL Administrator for each county works in the Superior Court office of that county. Contact information for the courts is listed here: https://www.courts.wa.gov/committee/?fa=committee.home&committee_id=105

We are still finalizing the schedule and speakers. It is anticipated that the days will run from approximately 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with a lunch break, and frequent shorter breaks. 

Registration is $395. Limited financial assistance is available. If full or partial scholarship is needed, please email Joanne Sprague at [email protected], with a brief explanation of why financial assistance is needed, by March 1.

About one week before the training, you will receive the Zoom links, agenda, and supporting materials. 

Electronic copies of the course materials will be provided for free. The course materials contain about 400 pages and fit into a 3 inch binder. If you prefer to purchase paper copies of the materials you can do so at anytime, including after the training. Please order by March 1 if you want to receive paper copies prior to the first day of training.

This training is pending CLE credits for WSBA members.

For more information on Guardians ad Litem, please see, http://www.courts.wa.gov/committee/?fa=committee.home&committee_id=105.

Questions about the training?  Contact Joanne Sprague at [email protected].

Click HERE to register!

Kitsap Legal Services, a civil legal aid non-profit organization, is the organizer and facilitator of this training. We are not able to answer specific questions about being a GAL. 

April 24, 2024 (Tentative) - 2024 Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem RECERTIFICATION Training

More details to come.