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Minnesota Supreme Court Announces Attorney Member Vacancy on Guardian Ad Litem Board

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

The Minnesota Supreme Court seeks an attorney member for the State Guardian ad Litem Board.  The individual selected for this position will be appointed to complete the remainder of an existing term through January 4, 2016.  Applicants may not be a registered lobbyist or an active judge.  Meetings are held on the third Friday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Minnesota Judicial Center and other locations throughout the state.  Board members receive a $55 per diem, plus expenses.

The State Guardian ad Litem Board is responsible for creating and administering a statewide independent Guardian ad Litem program to advocate for the best interests of children, minor parents, and incompetent adults in juvenile and family court cases as defined in Rule 901.01 of the Rules of Guardian ad Litem Procedure in Juvenile and Family court matters; approving and recommending to the Legislature a budget for the Board and the Guardian ad Litem program; establishing procedures for distribution of funding under this section to the Guardian ad Litem program; and establishing Guardian ad Litem program standards, administrative policies, procedures, and rules consistent with statute, rules of court, and laws that affect a Guardian ad Litem's work. 

Please send a resume and letter of interest to AnnMarie O’Neill, Clerk of Appellate Courts, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite 305, St. Paul, MN, 55155. The application deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014.

Specific questions about membership on the Board may be directed to Suzanne Alliegro at Suzanne.alliegro@courts.state.mn.us.