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 2012 Calendar year 2013
During calendar year 2013 Calendar year 2014
During calendar year 2014 Calendar year 2015

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 specific information. Attendance at the entire course is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

How to register

Register online at http://judicialecademy.ohio.gov/.

Need help logging in? Visit: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Boards/judCollege/eCademy.

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

2015 Courses

Register for a GAL 2015 Continuing Education Course

Report Writing
January 14 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
January 15 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
The GAL Interview
February 4 1 - 4:30 p.m. Dayton
February 5 8:30 a.m. - noon Dayton
Psychiatric Disorders
February 25 1 - 4:30 p.m. Toledo
February 26 8:30 a.m. - noon Toledo
Divorce
March 17 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
March 18 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Child Development
April 14 1 - 4:30 p.m. Ashland
April 15 8:30 a.m. - noon Ashland
The GAL Interview
April 29 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
April 30 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Substance Use
May 28 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
May 29 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Divorce
June 9 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cleveland
June 10 8:30 a.m. - noon Cleveland
Child Development
July 8 1 - 4:30 p.m. Athens
July 9 8:30 a.m. - noon Cambridge
CPS
July 22 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
July 23 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Report Writing
August 19 1 - 4:30 p.m. Dayton
August 20 8:30 a.m. - noon Dayton
Substance Use
September 14 1 - 4:30 p.m. Toledo
September 15 8:30 a.m. - noon Toledo
CPS
October 6 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cleveland
October 7 8:30 a.m. - noon Cleveland
Domestic Violence
October 27 1 - 4:30 p.m. Youngstown
October 28 8:30 a.m. - noon Youngstown
Psychiatric Disorders
November 17 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cincinnati
November 18 8:30 a.m. - noon Cincinnati
Domestic Violence
December 15 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
December 16 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 at 614.387.9445.