Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Clinic



The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Clinic provides legal advocacy on behalf of children to ensure that their best interests are effectively represented.  The GAL Clinic represents children in out-of-home and foster care in the dependency and problem-solving courts system.  Under the supervision of a licensed attorney, qualifying second- and third-year law students assume primary responsibility for all aspects of a case. Special emphasis is placed on dependency law to include, adjudication of dependency, termination of parental rights, adoption, children’s rights to services and state liability.  Students learn fundamental lawyering skills with an emphasis on learning from experience, substantive law, and professional ethics. The GAL Clinic is a CLI eligible clinical program.

Contact: Prof. Kim Crag-Chaderton 407-254-3226.



Mark Dorosin- Associate Professor of Law

Director of Legal Clinics & Field Placements