guardian ad litem

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guardian ad litem

[ad lī′təm]
Etymology: L, ad litem, to litigate
(in law) a person who is appointed by a court to prosecute or defend a suit for an infant or an incapacitated person. A guardian ad litem is sometimes appointed when a person's life is in imminent danger and that person refuses treatment.
(1) A person authorised under applicable state or local law to give permission on behalf of a child for general medical care
(2) A person, usually an attorney, who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or persons of 'diminished capacity'

guard·i·an ad li·tem

(gahrdē-ăn ad lītem)
Latin phrase meaning a person with a legal authority and corresponding duty to care for the personal and property interests of another person, although rights and responsibilities vary by governmental jurisdiction.

guardian ad litem,

n a person appointed by the court to represent a child's or incapacitated person's best interests during legal proceedings.
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a certified guardian ad litem program, a duly certified volunteer, a staff attorney, contract attorney, or certified pro bono attorney working on behalf of a guardian ad litem or the program; staff members of a program office; a court-appointed attorney; or a responsible adult who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child in a proceeding as provided for by law, including, but not limited to, this chapter, who is a party to any judicial proceeding as a representative of the child, and who serves until discharged by the court.
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Our committee, composed of members of leadership from the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services, Florida Bar Foundation grantees from Legal Aid Programs, members of the judiciary, and dependency practitioners, participated in revising last year's draft legislation to forge a compromise.
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