We take the representation of children very seriously. During a time when they may feel powerless, we encourage them to find their voices and insist that others hear them - Alicia Fortson, Attorney
An AAL advocates and represents the child’s voice in and out of court. In short, an AAL will act as the independent, legal representative. A GAL advocates the child’s best interests as the GAL determines. Unless a separate GAL is appointed, the AAL will act as both AAL and GAL.
Perhaps, but first, the AAL represents the child and owes the child confidentiality. Please communicate any questions you may have to the AAL. The AAL will do as best she can to provide answers, support, and resources.
AALs have immediate, confidential access to their clients. Often school is a secure area for private attorney-client communication. Please communicate any testing schedules or other potential conflicts.