2019 Ohio Guardian ad Litem Education Program Continuing Education Series Information

2019 Dates
Developmental Disabilities
Feb. 22 Fri. 9 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Columbus
Sept. 18 Wed 1 - 4:20 p.m. Perrysburg
Divorce - The Impact on Children
March 20 Wed. 1 - 4:15 p.m. Dayton
Oct. 16 Wed. 1 - 4:15 p.m. Columbus
Domestic Violence
July 24 Wed 1 - 4:15 p.m. Cincinnati
Ethics and Professionalism for GALs (NEW 2019)
*No CEU credit for Social Workers
Dec. 18 Wed. 1 - 4:15 p.m. Columbus
The GAL Interview
Jan. 23 Wed 1 - 4:15 p.m. Columbus
Dec. 4 Wed. 1 - 4:15 p.m. Fairlawn/Akron
Psychiatric Issues & Adolescents
April 17 Wed. 12:55 - 4:15 p.m. Columbus
Nov. 20 Wed 12:55 - 4:15 p.m. Youngstown
Report Writing
May 15 Wed 1 - 4:15 p.m. Cleveland
Aug. 20 Tue. 1 - 4:15 p.m. Columbus
Substance Use and the GAL's Role
Aug. 6 Tue. 1 - 4:15 p.m. Athens
The Trauma-Informed GAL (NEW 2019)
Aug. 20 Tue. 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Columbus
Understanding Child Development
April 17 Wed. 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Columbus
Oct. 16 Wed. 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Columbus
Understanding Child Protective Services
June 19 Wed. 1 - 4:15 p.m. Columbus
Nov. 13 Wed. 1 - 4:15 p.m. Cincinnati

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Online Courses
Advanced Topics in Child Abuse 2019 (3.00 CLE)
Advanced Topics in Divorce Cases 2019 (3.50 CLE)
Advanced Topics in Substance Use 2019 (3.00 CLE)
Child-Centered Decision Making for the Best Interests of the Child 2019 (3.00 CLE)
Child Development 2019 (1.5 CLE/General Judicial College)
Domestic Violence Informed Practice for Guardians ad Litem (3.00 CLE)
Enhancing Judicial Response to Domestic Child Sex Trafficking and Runaway Youth 2019 (3.25 CLE/General Judicial College)
Indian Child Welfare Act (1.50 CLE/General Judicial College)
Psychiatric Disorders in Children (3.00 CLE)
Report Writing (3.00 CLE)

Superintendence Rule 48 requires that guardians ad litem complete three hours of continuing GAL education every calendar year after completing the initial six hour pre-service course.

Who Should Attend

This course is open to attorney and non-attorney guardians ad litem who have successfully completed a pre-service course. Please refer to the chart below to determine whether you should attend a Guardian ad Litem Continuing Education course during this calendar year.

GALs who completed a pre-service course: Need to take a Continuing Education course every calendar year beginning:
Before or during calendar year 2014 Calendar year 2015
During calendar year 2015 Calendar year 2016
During calendar year 2016 Calendar year 2017
During calendar year 2017 Calendar year 2018
During calendar year 2018 Calendar year 2019

Is there a cost for this course?

Course and materials are provided free of charge. Lunch/snacks are on your own.

Is this course approved for CLE or CPE?

The Judicial College requests CLE and CEU (for Social Workers only) for all GAL courses, subject to exceptions. Please refer to the course announcements for specific information.


Register online at OhioCourtEDU.


To cancel your registration, log into OhioCourtEDU, search for the course for which you are registered and select “unregister.” If you cannot attend the course, you MUST notify us by noon three days prior to the course. Late cancellations and “no shows” are still costs incurred by the Supreme Court and will cause other GALs to be closed out due to space limitations.

Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions, OhioCourtEDU@sc.ohio.gov, or 614.387.9445.