Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Apply to Become a Guardian ad Litem

Interested in becoming a Title 11 or Title 26 GAL? The first step is to complete the initial training course. Title 26 requires a 3-day training and completion of a practicum (see link below for more information). Title 11 requires a 2-day training and a minimum five years’ experience in the needs of impaired elderly people, physical disabilities, mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or other areas relevant to the needs of incapacitated persons (two years' experience for practicing attorneys).

 

Benton and Franklin Counties periodically sponsor the initial training courses (see Local GAL Training Opportunities for upcoming offerings). The training courses are based off of a statewide curriculum and equivalent training may be offered by other Washington counties. The link below may help you locate another training. Washington Courts - GAL Information. Click on "Training Opportunities" for a listing of upcoming trainings throughout the state.

 

If there are no trainings listed, you may want to contact the counties directly to find out when they will be having their next training. King County will most likely be next to host a training. You can get contact information and a list of GAL Program Managers by clicking on "Registry Application Procedure" or the following link GAL Program Managers.

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the GAL Registry Manager at 509-736-3071.

 

Click the link below to download the GAL Application Packet.

 

New Title 11 and Title 26 GAL Applicants
GAL Initial Application - write in.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [713.7 KB]
Existing Title 11 and Title 26 GAL Re-Applicants
2017 GAL Re-application - write in.docx
Microsoft Word document [27.9 KB]
Title 11 GAL Background and Statement of Qualifications
Required for ALL applications. Completed documents for GALs on registry will be posted on this website for public viewing.
Title 11 GAL Background and Statement of[...]
Microsoft Word document [49.0 KB]
Title 26 GAL Background Information Record
Required for ALL applications. Completed documents for GALs on registry will be posted on this website for public viewing.
Title 26 GAL Background Information Reco[...]
Microsoft Word document [49.5 KB]
Title 26 GAL Certification Requirements and Practicum Information
Title 26 GAL Certification Requirements [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [194.7 KB]

Superior Court Administration

Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Building A
Kennewick, WA  99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

The Court will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, February 20, 2017.

 

Judicial Spring Conference will be Monday, April 24 through Wednesday April 26, 2017.  No trials will be scheduled the entire week.

 

Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.

         DISCLAIMER

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Court’s information on the internet pages, the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Courts cannot insure 100% accuracy.  The data and links are provided for informational purposes only and may not have been updated on the date you view it.  The Courts assume no liability for any legal consequences arising out of any information on these pages.

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