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RAISING THE BAR FOR CHILD ADVOCATES IN
CONNECTICUT’S FAMILY COURT
When parents are in the midst of a high-conflict custody dispute,judges often appoint either an Attorney for the Minor Child (AMC) or a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to protect the child’s rights, to advocate for his or her best interests, and, at times, to express the child’s wishes.1 For more than five years, a committee of experienced professionals in Connecticut2 has struggled to improve the quality of the work performed by these child advocates. Despite these efforts, some parents feel that Connecticut’s AMC and GAL system is “horribly broken.”3 Recently, aggrieved parents joined together to voice their concerns and caught the attention of the Connecticut Legislature.4