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2022 The Mechanics of Being a GAL

Total Credits: 1.1 Self Study

Practice Area:
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Recording available after original program date, 7/7/2022

The program will focus on the current requirements for serving as a guardian ad litem, the process of being appointed, and best practices to assure payment for your work as a guardian ad litem.  The program will focus on the technical requirements for each area, as well as providing practical tips on how to assure that service as a GAL is not only professionally rewarding, but economically feasible.

Speaker:  Douglas B. Harris, Harris, Harris, & Sommer, LLC, Warrensburg

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 GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit. 



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Harris, Harris and Sommer, LLC

Mr. Harris’ practice is centered on family law, municipal law, business planning, estate planning and general litigation.  He was born in 1972 in Warrensburg.  He graduated from the University of Missouri law school in 1997, earning the designation of cum laude by graduating in the top five percent of the last five graduating classes.  He  served  on the editorial board of the Missouri Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Central Missouri,  and  the past president of the Johnson County Bar Association . He is a member of the Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors, Missouri Bar’s Family Law Section Executive Council,  the Missouri Supreme Court’s subcommittee on child support guidelines, and regularly teaches continuing education courses to Missouri attorneys in the area of family law.

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