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 2013 Calendar year 2014
During calendar year 2014 Calendar year 2015
During calendar year 2015 Calendar year 2016

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 Judicial eCademy.

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.

Register for a GAL Continuing Education Course

Child Development
Jan. 13 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
Jan. 14 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Feb. 3 1 - 4:30 p.m. Dayton
Feb. 4 8:30 a.m. - noon Dayton
Domestic Violence
March 2 1 - 4:30 p.m. Toledo
March 3 8:30 a.m. - noon Toledo
Report Writing
April 13 1 - 4:30 p.m. Ashland
Substance Use
April 27 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cincinnati
April 28 8:30 a.m. - noon Cincinnati
Psychiatric Disorders
May 25 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
May 26 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
The GAL Interview
June 15 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cleveland
June 16 8:30 a.m. - noon Cleveland
Domestic Violence
July 6 1 - 4:30 p.m. Athens
The GAL Interview
July 19 1 - 4:30 p.m. Columbus
July 20 8:30 a.m. - noon Columbus
Child Development
Aug. 17 1 - 4:30 p.m. Dayton
Aug. 18 8:30 a.m. - noon Dayton
Report Writing
Sept. 28 1 - 4:30 p.m. Toledo
Sept. 29 1 - 4:30 p.m. Toledo
Substance Use
Oct. 5 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cleveland
Oct. 6 8:30 a.m. - noon Cleveland
Psychiatric Disorders
Nov. 2 1 - 4:30 p.m. Youngstown
Nov. 3 8:30 a.m. - noon Youngstown
Nov. 16 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cincinnati
Nov. 17 8:30 a.m. - noon Cincinnati


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 at 614.387.9445.