California  |  Juvenile Dependency

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Asked on: 3/20/03, 12:20 am

guardian ad litem

I am a retired lawyer. Recently, I was asked to serve as guardian ad litem in a child abuse case on a pro bono basis. I am now waiting for court appointment. Not having any experience in this area, can you advise me as to my duty and responsibilities, i.e. what should I watch out for, what liability would I be exposed to, how much should I relied on the advice of the counsel representing the child, etc.? Is there a good reference that I can use?

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