SMC Lay Advocates & Guardian AD Litem Recruitment Announcement
Lay Advocates & Guardian AD Litem Recruitment Announcement for Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Chief Judge Travis Miller has issued the following memorandum to all concerned Lay Advocates and Guardians Ad Litem (GAL): We have had a tribal ordinance change which reads the following: “1.11 (C) Guardians ad Litem and Lay Advocates. The Clerk of Court shall maintain a list of all individuals approved by the Tribal Court System to act as guardian ad litem and lay advocate.” In order to serve as guardian ad litem or lay advocate, an individual must successfully complete a training program within the prior year approved by the Judiciary Commission, as provided under Sec. 1.11(C)(2).
Therefore, the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court plans to provide a training for all the GAL's and Lay Advocates before the end of the fiscal year and we encourage your participation. Our people deserve the best and most competent legal representation they can get, and as legal practitioners we should never stop learning how to better serve our community. We look forward to seeing you at the training and in the courtroom.
The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court will be offering a two-day training workshop on "Introduction to Lay Advocacy and Guardian ad Litem Services" for lay advocates, GALs, and interested community members. The training will take place at N8476 Moh He Con Nuck Road, Bowler, Wis. in the Tribal Courtroom on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday September 29 from 9am to 5pm. A potential 3rd day of training may be required to complete mock hearings on Monday September 30th.
Participants will be instructed on basics of filing complaints, general pleadings practice, client relations, court procedures, and GAL duties and services.
The training is free upon registration and interested community members are encourages to attend. Anyone interested in the training shall notify the Tribal Court office at 715-793-4397 by Friday, September 20, 2019 to register.