Guardian ad Litem

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The Nevada Guardian ad Litem Program is a child advocacy program providing a voice for children in the legal custody of the Division of Child and Family Services ("DCFS"). In the State of Nevada, a Guardian ad Litem is a special advocate that serves as "Guardian ad Litem" pursuant to NRS 432B.500.

A "Guardian ad Litem" or "GAL" is a person that the Court appoints to research what solutions would be in the "best interests of a child" with the goal of protecting the interests of a child or children in a particular matter. The Guardian ad Litem is not expected to make diagnostic, legal or therapeutic recommendations, but is expected to provide information to the Court regarding the conditions or circumstances surrounding a child or children. A GAL is a volunteer community member who is specially trained and appointed by the Court to represent the best interests of a child in a court proceeding.

If you are interested in becoming a Guardian ad Litem or have further inquiries about the program, please contact:

Seventh Judicial District Court
740 Park Ave | Ely, NV 89301
Phone: (775) 289-9904 | Fax: (775) 289-1652

Guardian ad Litem Brochure
Guardian ad Litem Application
Guardian ad Litem Requirements
Guardian ad Litem Procedures for the Seventh Judicial District