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Guardian ad Litem Title 26
Guardian Ad Litem Application 26.09
The GAL application period is currently open and we are accepting applications through
March 17, 2017
The RCW 26.09 Guardian ad Litem / Parenting Investigator certified registry is available
and can be picked up in room 334 of the County-City Building, in Tacoma.
Application Submission Dates & Instructions
Only applications with a revision date in 2016, will be accepted. All new applicants and former registry members not currently serving on the RCW 26.09 Certified Registry must complete the
and supply all written documentation including a resume. All current members on the Certified Registry must complete the
renewal application packet
submit a resume and an updated residential history.
All applications must be submitted by the close of business on March 17, 2017
to the Superior Court Administrator at the address listed above.
The Court will be accepting applications January 3, 2017 through March 17, 2017.
No late applications shall be considered
. In subsequent application periods, if you have not attended the required training by the application closing date, you may timely submit your application and indicate when and where you will be attending the training. Once the training is completed, you must immediately forward a copy of your Certificate of Attendance to the Superior Court Administrator. If you have questions regarding the application process, please
email Kristine Maine
Completing an Application
Please include the RCW number (RCW 11.88 or 26.09) of the applicable registry on all correspondence you send to the court. All required information must be received by the Superior Court Administration by the application deadline. To properly complete your application, please return a signed original hard-copy application to the Superior Court Administrator, including the following materials:
Submit a signed Title 26 PI / GAL Certified Registry
Guardian ad Litems currently serving may submit the
All interested parties and GALs who have served in the past will need to submit the
new applicant application
along with required attachments. Please note, the application is updated annually; therefore, the previous year's application will not be accepted.
Submit a signed
Policy 2, Code of Conduct
(this will be included in your application download), also set forth in
Pierce County local rules
and GALR 2 of the
Washington State court rules
Washington State Patrol (WSP) background check
(WATCH REPORT) dated after January 1, 2017. You must send this form directly to the Washington State Patrol with a check for $12 payable to the Washington State Patrol. You are both the applicant under Section A and the requester under Section B of the form.
send this form or money to the Superior Court. Please do not delay sending this form to the Washington State Patrol, as it may not be returned to you for several weeks. You may also obtain your WATCH Report from the
Curriculum vitae or resume.
New applicants will be assigned to a mentor and experienced GAL for job shadowing upon provisional approval to serve on the registry. Once the mentoring and job shadowing is completed, provisional applicants will be required to complete a
Declaration of Mentoring completion form
. This form must be completed, and on file, in Superior Court Administration by Dec. 31, 2017. If you are selected for the registry, you will receive further mentoring instructions. Please be mindful to complete the correct application based on your new or returning applicant status.
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