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    Attorney for Caylee?

    I wish that some high profile attorney would step up and be Caylee's attorney. Is this even possible? I mean let's say Gloria Allred wanted to step in, can anyone stop her?

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    doesn't court have to appoint attorney ad liedem or something of that nature, I am by no means informed

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    I am not sure if an attorney can step in or not? I know we have Guardian ad Litems here (I am studying to be one right now) but as far as an actual lawyer I am clueless...great question though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideOfSaddness View Post
    I wish that some high profile attorney would step up and be Caylee's attorney. Is this even possible? I mean let's say Gloria Allred wanted to step in, can anyone stop her?
    Gloria only practices in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maui4me View Post
    doesn't court have to appoint attorney ad liedem or something of that nature, I am by no means informed
    Children get Guardians Ad Liteum (sic) - this is a lawyer who is supposed to put the child's best interests first in child abuse cases - known as GAL. I don't know if there could be one in this case since there is no Caylee to talk to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaia713 View Post
    Gloria only practices in California.
    I was just kinda using her name but you can fill it in with anyone that practices in FL. I know, bad example--I wasn't thinking when I typed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaia713 View Post
    Children get Guardians Ad Liteum (sic) - this is a lawyer who is supposed to put the child's best interests first in child abuse cases - known as GAL. I don't know if there could be one in this case since there is no Caylee to talk to.
    Thanks Gaia, that makes sense---as sad as that is

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    I had posted something to this effect awhile back. I think that appointing someone would be a wise decision. Not sure what it takes for that to happen though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaia713 View Post
    Children get Guardians Ad Liteum (sic) - this is a lawyer who is supposed to put the child's best interests first in child abuse cases - known as GAL. I don't know if there could be one in this case since there is no Caylee to talk to.
    Sometimes they are used when the child is small and can't speak for themselves too. I would think that in this case that it would be good for someone to review the evidence and make decisions on her behalf since it seems like the Anthony's say Caylee is alive and kidnapped and LE is leaning the other direction. IMO

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    I wish the state would step up and declare that Caylee needs a GAL. Sure, she is not around, but she needs a voice...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaia713 View Post
    Children get Guardians Ad Liteum (sic) - this is a lawyer who is supposed to put the child's best interests first in child abuse cases - known as GAL. I don't know if there could be one in this case since there is no Caylee to talk to.
    The state of Florida does not require a Guardian ad Litem to be a lawyer. I am sure there are pleny of GAL's that would love to be the voice for Caylee but I bet they will assign an attorney ad litem here, if they do anything at all. It is all so frustrating. I am wondering what a GAL would actually do right now as her voice anyway. Typically you sepak to the parents, support system (i.e. grandparents), caretakers, review medical records and any court documents regarding the child. Since the mother and the grandparents cannot keep their stories straight how do you determine who the caretakers and the medical doctors were? What an absolute nightmare of a case! In the event Caylee is found alive a GAL would be assigned and they could speak to Caylee themselves but until then I think they are SOL.

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    In Florida, anyone can be a Guardian Ad Litem.

    Watch the Video here: http://www.gal.fl.gov/video_GAL_Program.asp

    Info here: http://www.gal.fl.gov/

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    Doesn't the child need to be alive before a guardian is appointed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty G View Post
    In Florida, anyone can be a Guardian Ad Litem.

    Watch the Video here: http://www.gal.fl.gov/video_GAL_Program.asp

    Info here: http://www.gal.fl.gov/
    I would think Caylee would have to be available to have a GAL. I am going to check out your links. thanks PattyG.

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    State of FL Petition to Appt GAL:

    http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/f...rules/942a.pdf

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