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PART 7. Law Guardians
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7.1 Law Guardians

Section 7.1 Standards to regulate designation of lawyers who may be appointed law guardians to represent minors in Family Court proceedings.

(a) Each of the Appellate Divisions shall by January 1, 1980 promulgate rules pertaining to the establishment and operation of a panel of lawyers qualified for assignment as law guardians to represent minors in proceedings in Family Court.

(b) The panel plan, which consists of the rules so promulgated, may provide for the creation of a departmental advisory committee, whose membership may be representative of the bar associations, law school faculties and the lay public, among others.

(c) The panel plan shall contain standards and administrative procedures for continuing evaluation of the panel plan and panel lawyers.

(d) The panel plan shall set forth standards for appointment to the panel, which may include litigation experience in matters within the jurisdiction of the Family Court, participation in a panel plan training program, or other qualifying criteria.

(e) The panel plan shall set forth standards for removal from the panel and provide a removal process or mechanism.

(f) The panel plan shall provide for a continuing program of training and education for members of the panel.

(g) Annual reports on the operation of the panels, for each calendar year, shall be filed by the Appellate Divisions with the Chief Administrator of the Courts, no later than July 1st of the next succeeding calendar year.

Historical Note
Sec. filed July 17, 1981; renum. 104.1, new added by renum. and amd. 20.5, filed Feb. 2, 1982; amd. filed Nov. 15, 1984 eff. Oct. 18, 1984. Amended (g).

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