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guardian

1. 
a. Law someone legally appointed to manage the affairs of a person incapable of acting for himself, as a minor or person of unsound mind
b. Social welfare (in England) a local authority, or person accepted by it, named under the Mental Health Act 1983 as having the powers to require a mentally disordered person to live at a specified place, attend for treatment, and be accessible to a doctor or social worker
2. (in England) another word for custos

Guardian

 

an English daily bourgeois newspaper. The Guardian was founded in 1821 in Manchester. (Until 1959 it was called the Manchester Guardian.) Since 1961 it has been published in London and Manchester. The Guardian reflects views similar to those held by the leaders of the Liberal Party. In 1970 its circulation was 290,000 copies.

Guardian

(1) An operating system for Tandem's NonStop computer systems. See Tandem.

(2) An earlier firewall for securing a private network from the Internet from NetGuard, Inc., Fairfax, VA. Guardian ran on Windows NT.
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As a volunteer guardian ad litem in the Sixth Judicial Circuit from February 2001 to May 2002, she prepared a report for and testified in one termination of parental rights trial.
So it was remanded back to the trial court to appoint a guardian ad litem and to jump through the best-interest analysis," Moses said.
Maki by failing to respond to discovery requests, interview potential witnesses, adequately prepare his client to testify, subpoena the guardian ad litem, and file his witness lists within the time period set by the court.
In these particular instances, as stated above, a guardian ad litem is sought to represent those interests.
89) Two additional advocates apart from the child's attorney are the guardian ad litem and the CASA representative.
Further, while it was accepted that both the guardian ad litem agency (NIGALA) and the resident magistrate are public authorities for the purposes of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998, and as such have obligations to ensure a fair trial, it was claimed that Article 6 does not impose the same obligation in all types of cases.
She also asserted an appointed guardian ad litem negligently failed to fulfill her duty to her father when she did not advocate for his best interests.
Terri once had a guardian ad litem, attorney Richard L.
Donald Reichle and Lois Reichle, as guardian ad litem for Timothy Reichle, as guardian ad litem for Courtney Reichle, and as guardian ad litem for Jeff Reichle, vs.
Judge Marc Gold had appointed a guardian ad litem for the girl - a neutral volunteer to protect her interests in court.
But his tactics won him a following among antiabortion activists, and Alabama legislators soon proposed a law permitting a judge to appoint a guardian ad litem for the fetus of every underage woman seeking an abortion, "so that the court may make an informed decision and do substantial justice.
He was a Guardian ad Litem with the Los Angeles County court system from 1986 to 1991.