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2020 Lunch Break Legal Basics: Serving as a GAL in a Child Order of Protection Case

Total Credits: 1.0 Self Study, 0.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Elder |  General Practice |  New Attorney |  Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
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MoBarCLE and the Young Lawyers’ Section present Lunch Break Legal Basics; convenient 1-hour webinars covering the fundamentals and practice tips regarding core legal concepts.   


This session will explore the role of a Guardian ad Litem in Order of Protection cases and how to effectively represent the best interest of a child through an Order of Protection. Topics will include:  

  • How and when a GAL is appointed in an Order of Protection?  
  • Does a GAL have the same Standards for Orders of Protection?  
  • Do both children receive a GAL when it's a child against child Order of Protection?  

SpeakersTrisha E. McCullochTEM Law LLC, St. Charles, and Angelyn P. Mitchell, The Mitchell Law Firm, LLC, St. Charles 


Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.


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Trisha McCulloch graduated from UMKC School of Law in May of 2012 with Honors and an emphasis in Family Law. During her time in law school, Trisha served as an editor for the Law Review and was selected as a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Writing Department for her second and third year of law school.  

In 2014, she accepted a position with the St. Charles County Juvenile Center as a contract guardian ad litem for abuse and neglect cases throughout St. Charles County. Trisha opened the law firm of TEM Law, LLC in September of 2015. Prior to establishing her own firm, she was an associate in St. Charles, Missouri from 2012 where she worked as his family law associate for Todt, Ryan & McCulloch.

Trisha serves as treasurer for the St. Charles County Family Resource Center and for the St. Charles County Bar Association. She is on the executive committee of the Young Lawyers Board of the Missouri Bar Association and a provisional judge in Cottleville, Missouri. 


Angelyn Mitchell Related seminars and products

The Mitchell Law Firm, LLC

Angelyn Mitchell graduated from the University of Missouri law school in 2004 with a distinction of Order of the Coif.  During law school, Angelyn also earned a Master of Business Administration, graduating with Honors from that program as well, and served as a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate business law class.

After initially taking a position in a financial department, Angelyn moved exclusively into the practice of law in 2006.  She began working with The Schechter Law Firm and later moved to work as an associate for Cordell & Cordell.  Angelyn opened her own law firm, The Mitchell Law Firm, in June 2009.  Shortly after opening her own law firm, Angelyn obtained the required training to serve as a Guardian ad Litem.  Angelyn has served as a contract Guardian ad Litem on orders of protection cases and in qualifying family law cases since January 2013. 

Angelyn serves on the Board of the St. Charles County Family Resource Center and is a member of the St. Charles County Bar Association.

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