Ethics for Child Welfare Attorneys (from Fall 2017 Abingdon GAL Training) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 1.0; GAL Child; 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $70 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the October 2017 live seminar, Fall 2017 Abingdon GAL Training.

GAL Continuing Credits: 1.0

Note: Your GAL certificate may be found at the front of your written materials.

Leslie Haley, formerly the Senior Assistant Ethics Counsel at the Virginia State Bar, discusses several of Virginia’s Rules of Professional Conduct in the context of the duties and responsibilities of serving as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Topics covered include:

  • A review of the basic GAL standards
  • Rule 1.2  Scope of Representation
  • Rule 1.4 Communication
  • Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information
  • Rule 1.14 Client with Impairment
  • Legal Ethics Opinion 1870 regarding communications with represented persons in the context of GALs
  • Can a GAL be called as a witness?
  • Who does the file belong to?




Leslie A.T. Haley, Esq., Park Haley LLP / Richmond


Honorable Florence A. Powell, Chief Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court / Bristol

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