13.9 Requirements and Application Process for Attorneys for Children, Guardians ad Litem and Child Representatives


(a) A Domestic Relations Court Approved List of attorneys for minor children, guardians ad litem and child representatives shall be maintained by the Office of the Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and distributed to judges in the Domestic Relations Division.

(b) Any attorney applying for placement on the approved list shall complete a notarized and sworn application provided by the Office of the Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division, submit to an interview by the Domestic Relations Division Child Representative Screening Committee, and meet the minimum requirements promulgated by the Office of the Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The Presiding Judge shall have the authority to amend the minimum requirements for the appointment as attorney for the minor child, guardian ad litem or child representative based on recommendations by the Domestic Relations Division Child Representative Screening Committee.

(c) An attorney on the approved list shall have and maintain appropriate errors and omissions insurance coverage and shall be required to present proof of said insurance, upon request, to the court.