Ethical Questions Confronting the Guardian Ad Litem: What's a GAL To Do? (PDF)
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This article highlights the possible ethical questions which may confront a guardian ad litem appointed in a Surrogate's Court proceeding. Beginning with the process of getting appointed and continuing through several of the more common cases in which guardians ad litem are appointed, you will see how the seemingly benign and even altruistic service as guardian ad litem can create ethical dilemmas which may be both unforeseen and unavoidable.
Andrew L. Martin is the Chief Court Attorney-Referee for the Nassau County Surrogate's Court. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Warren's Heaton on Surrogate's Court Practice.
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