Connecticut Judicial Branch
Standing Committee on Guardians Ad Litem and Attorneys for the Minor Child in Family Matters
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Purpose: The purpose of the committee is to approve the curriculum for the training required for guardians ad litem and attorneys for the minor child; establish and administer a process by which an individual may be removed from the list of those deemed eligible for appointment as a guardian ad litem or attorney for the minor child; annually review and approve a list of individuals deemed eligible for appointment as a guardian ad litem or attorney for the minor child; and adopt procedures to carry out its functions.

  • Judge Michael Albis, chairperson
    Chief Administrative Judge For Family Matters
    Middlesex Judicial District
  • Judge Jennifer Macierowski
    Tolland Judicial District
  • Attorney Christine Perra Rapillo
    Chief Public Defender
    Division of Public Defender Services
  • Liza Andrews, MSW
    Director of Public Policy and Communications
    Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Stephen B. Carragher
    Public Health Services Manager
    Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section
    Department of Public Health
  • Attorney Danielle S. Rado
    Law Offices of Danielle S. Rado, LLC
  • Attorney Bryan Cafferelli
    Senate Republican Office
    Legislative Office Building
  • Attorney Justine Rakich-Kelly
    Executive Director
    The Children's Law Center
  • Attorney Mark F. Korber
    Mark F. Korber, LLC



Meeting Notice: The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and will be called to order by the chairperson in Courtroom 407 at the Middlesex Judicial District Courthouse located at 1 Court Street Middletown, with the other Committee members in attendance joining via Microsoft Teams. The remainder of the public portion of the meeting will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, and will be live streamed on the Judicial Branch’s YouTube page so that members of the public may observe it at

Agendas and Minutes:

Date Agenda Minutes
October 4, 2021 Agenda Minutes - Draft
May 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 29, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 24, 2020 Cancelled
March 6, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 06, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 22, 2019 Cancelled Agenda
September 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 4, 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 19, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 27, 2018 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes
December 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 4, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes