What is a GAL

Qualifications to Become a GAL

A GAL serves as the eyes, ears and arms of the justice system.  They identify the best possible result for each child whose care is the responsibility of the state.

A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained, court-appointed volunteer who advocates objectively and solely for the best interests of children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and who are involved in dependency court proceedings.

Speak Up for Kids - PBC

Speak Up for Kids - PBC

Guardian ad Litem - PBC

Guardian ad Litem Program - Palm Beach County

  • Be a minimum of 21 years old. A legal background is not required.
  • Exhibit good communication skills and have basic computer skills.
  • Consent to a background screening.​
  • Complete a 30 hour training class and in-service trainings.
  • ​Receive a favorable review of qualifications from GAL Administration.