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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.

At its October 21, 2016 board meeting, the Guardian ad Litem Board voted to adopt an initial proposal pdf file affecting Gal 215.04. The Board will hold its public hearing on this proposal on January 20, 2017 at 1:15 p.m., at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 S. Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301. The Board will entertain oral testimony from members of the public on this proposal at that time. Written testimony will be accepted until January 30, 2017 and may be submitted via email to Robert.lambertijr@nh.gov.

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.

  • February 10, 2017 1 p.m.
  • March 10, 2017 1 p.m.
  • April 14, 2017 1 p.m.
  • May 12, 2017 1 p.m.

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
Expiration
David Villiotti Child Protection Agency 06/17
Alan Cantor Guardians ad Litem 06/17
Susan Duncan General Public 06/17
Sarah Blodgett, 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 Kevin Avard NH State Senate 01/20
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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