Professional Resources


How to become a GAL / AMC

In order to recieve a State-rate appointment as a Guardian ad Litem or Attorney for Minor Child, an individual must meet all of the following requirements:

1) Successful completion of the Sate of CT - Family Matters Comprehensive GAL / AMC training program (GAL's & AMC's);

2) Submit a Qualified GAL / AMC application to the Division of Public Defender Services - Child Protection Unit (GAL's & AMC's);

3) Admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut (applicable for AMC's only);

4) Maintain an active status of good standing with the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee (applicable for AMC's only);

5) Pursuant to C.G.S. §46b-123(e), receive approval of your Qualified GAL / AMC Application by the Division of Public Defender Services (GAL's & AMC's).

Note: The Qualified GAL / AMC application is not currently on the OCPD website. Please go to the Division of Public Defender Services website, click on Login at the very bottom (in small print), follow the directions and make sure you check off E-alerts. You will receive an e-alert when the Qualified GAL / AMC Application becomes available on the OCPD website.