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Guardian ad Litem Appointments for Children and Vulnerable Adults

Total Credits: 1.5 CLE, 0.5 Ethics

Average Rating:
Family Law |  Juvenile Law |  Probate & Estate Planning
Jesse Delaney
Original Program Date:
May 18, 2022


CLE provides an overview of Guardian ad Litem appointments in dependency, delinquency, family law, and probate/estate cases.  Topics include:

  • Scope of the appointment
  • Conducting the investigation and interviews 
  • Drafting the GAL report to the Court 
  • Making recommendations based on best interests  
We will also cover ethical rules and professional responsibilities related to GAL appointments.

Jesse Delaney, Law Office of Jesse L. Delaney



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Jesse Delaney is currently in private practice, focusing primarily on juvenile law and estate planning.  A large part of her practice is devoted to serving as a Guardian ad Litem for children, vulnerable adults and crime victims.  Previously, she served as an Assistant Arizona Attorney General, assigned to the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section from 2011 to 2018.  There she specialized in Vulnerable Adult Abuse, neglect, sexual assault and financial exploitation cases and worked directly with local law enforcement, APS, DHS and other agencies that provide services to the most vulnerable members of our community.  Prior to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office she was a Deputy Pima County Attorney from 2006 to 2011.  She was the original prosecutor assigned to the Domestic Violence Court and sought justice for hundreds of Victims.  She moved on to the Felony Domestic Violence and Violent Crimes Units where she tried over sixty cases to a jury.  She is well-known for her ability to try cases without the assistance (or presence) of the Victim.  She frequently instructs law enforcement, Victim advocates, social workers, hospital staff and fellow attorneys.  Her true passion is seeking justice for Victims and vulnerable members of our community.



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 15


Joy R

"I think they did great, I took this as a refresher and actually learned a lot. "

Michelle V

"I enjoyed the presenter and learned valuable information."

Michael F

"She was very informative regarding guardian ad litem duties and requirements to become a guardian ad litem. "

Brooke B

"Jesse was very open about her experience and her goal was clearly to enable others to serve appropriately as GALs"

Stephen J

"had a good flow"

Heather F

"Solid overview. I would have liked some more details on the topic."