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GAL Decision

The Guardian ad Litem Board was established with the responsibility to oversee the credentialing, activities, and discipline of guardians ad litem in New Hampshire. This website was created as a resource for information about the Guardian ad Litem Board. As new rules are adopted, they will be posted or referenced here.

The Guardian ad Litem Board office relocated to the Philbrook Building, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord.

Public Comment Guidelines pdf

Upcoming Guardian ad Litem Board Meetings:

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 S. Fruit Street, Concord, NH.

  • August 18, 2016 9:00 a.m.- public hearing on GAL rules

Minutes from past meetings


The Guardian ad Litem Board, established by RSA 490-C, currently consists of nine members who are New Hampshire residents and serve without compensation.

The Guardian ad Litem Board is made up of the following members:

Current Board Members

Name From Appointment
David Villiotti Child Protection Agency 06/17
Alan Cantor Guardians ad Litem 06/17
Susan Duncan General Public 06/17
Chris Keating, Executive Director Judicial Council N/A
David Robbins General Public 10/17
Betsy Paine CASA of New Hampshire 08/17
Master Henrietta Luneau NH Supreme Court 06/17
Senator Davie Pierce NH State Senate 12/16
Representative David Welch NH House 12/16
  • One member representing the New Hampshire Supreme Court, appointed by the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court,
  • One member of the New Hampshire State Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate,
  • One member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House,
  • The Executive Director of the New Hampshire Judicial Council,
  • One member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), nominated by the director of CASA and appointed by the Governor,
  • One member representing the Division of Children, Youth, and Families, or Casey Family Services, or another child protection agency in New Hampshire, appointed by the Governor,
  • One member representing the interests of Guardians ad Litem, appointed by the Governor,
  • Two members of the general public representing the interests of those individuals receiving the services of guardians ad litem, appointed by the Governor.


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