Ohio Guardian ad Litem Education Program Continuing Education Series Information

Register for a Continuing GAL Education Course

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 2011 Calendar year 2012
During calendar year 2012 Calendar year 2013
During calendar year 2013 Calendar year 2014

Is there a cost for this course?

The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College pre-service education course is available free of charge for a limited time.

Is this course approved for CLE or CPE?

All courses are approved for three hours of regular CLE from the Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Certain courses may be approved for three hours of CPE for counselors and social workers. Please refer to the course brochures for spcific information. Attendance at the entire course is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

How to register

  1. Go to http://judicialecademy.ohio.gov/
  2. Select “Login or create an account” at the upper right corner of the page. 
    • Ohio Attorneys: Login using your Ohio Attorney Registration number and Attorney Services password.
      • If you forgot your password, click the “forgot your password?” link. Follow the instructions under “I am an Ohio Attorney”; click “Go” and your password will be e-mailed to you.
    • Non-Attorneys: If you were already sent a Judicial eCademy username and password, or have previously created your own, please log on with those credentials.
      • If you do not have a username and password, go to “New User? Register.” follow the instructions to create your own credentials. Your request will be processed within 3 business days and you will be sent an e-mail with your approval status.
  3. Once you have logged in to Judicial eCademy, please complete the following steps:
    • Click the “Course Search” button on the top of the page.
    • Scroll down the page past the "search parameters" section
    • Select the course date/location you wish to attend, and click “Register online.”
  4. Upon completion of your registration, a specific e-mail confirmation will be sent detailing the course you registered for (note: this is not to be confused with the e-mail confirmation you receive when setting up your Judicial eCademy account)..

Registration will not be available at the door. Pre-registration is necessary and walk-in registrants will not be admitted.

Please note that you may only attend one LIVE (in-person) three-hour Supreme Court of Ohio Continuing Education Course per year and one ONLINE three-hour Supreme Court of Ohio Continuing Education Course.

2014 Courses

Register for a GAL 2014 Continuing Education Course

Psychiatric Disorders
January 15 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
January 16 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Substance Abuse
February 4 1 - 4:30 p.m. Dayton
February 5 8:30 a.m. - noon Dayton
Domestic Violence
February 26 1 - 4:30 p.m. Ashland
February 27 8:30 a.m. - noon Ashland
Divorce
March 18 1 - 4:30 p.m. Toledo
March 19 8:30 a.m. - noon Toledo
CPS
April 15 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
April 16 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Report Writing
May 6 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cleveland
May 7 8:30 a.m. - noon Cleveland
Child Development
May 29 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cincinnati
May 30 8:30 a.m. - noon Cincinnati
Psychiatric Disorders
June 10 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
June 11 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Divorce
July 9 1 - 4:30 p.m. Athens
July 10 8:30 a.m. - noon Athens
Report Writing
July 29 1 - 4:30 p.m. Youngstown
July 30 8:30 a.m. - noon Youngstown
Substance Use
August 20 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
August 21 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
CPS
September 17 1 - 4:30 p.m. Dayton
September 18 8:30 a.m. - noon Dayton
Child Development
October 7 1 - 4:30 p.m. Toledo
October 8 8:30 a.m. - noon Toledo
Psychiatric Disorders
October 28 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cleveland
October 29 8:30 a.m. - noon Cleveland
Domestic Violence
November 18 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cincinnati
November 19 8:30 a.m. - noon Cincinnati
Child Development
December 16 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
December 17 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus

Cancellations

To cancel your registration, log into Judicial eCademy, 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.

Please direct questions related to course content to Guardian ad Litem Education Coordinator Melissa Leonard or Education Program Manager James Landon. Questions related to registration should be directed to Registrar Patti Reid. All may be reached at 614.387.9445.