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 Leo Diana, chairperson
    Chief Administrative Judge For Family Matters
    Hartford Judicial District
  • Judge Jennifer Macierowski
    Tolland Judicial District
  • Attorney TaShun Bowden-Lewis
    Chief Public Defender
    Division of Public Defender Services
  • Liza Andrews, MSW
    Director of Public Policy and Communications
    Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Attorney Nisa J. Khan
    Office of the Attorney General
  • Stephen B. Carragher
    Public Health Services Manager
    Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section
    Department of Public Health
  • Attorney Edward J. Bryan
    Louden, Katz, McGrath & Bryan, LLC
  • Attorney Bryan Cafferelli
    Department of Consumer Protection
  • Attorney Justine Rakich-Kelly
    Executive Director
    The Children's Law Center


Meeting Notice: The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. , and will be called to order by the chairperson in the Center Courtroom at the Hartford Judicial District Courthouse located at 95 Washington Street, Hartford.

Agendas and Minutes:

Date Agenda Minutes
April 22, 2024 Agenda
March 11, 2024 Agenda Minutes - Draft
January 29, 2024 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2023 Agenda Minutes
May 22, 2023 Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2023 Agenda Minutes
January 9, 2023 Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2022 Agenda Minutes
October 3, 2022 Agenda Minutes
July 27, 2022 Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2022 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2022 Agenda Minutes
October 4, 2021 Agenda Minutes
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