Studying the role of Gals in PCa cell lines is certainly not enough to validate relevance in the human pathology.
As Gal-1 and Gal-3 are the two best studied Gal members in cancer and particularly in PCa, we wondered if other Gals could show a particular profile of expression.
The differential expression of Gals in PCa cell lines prompted us to investigate the profile of these lectins in biopsies obtained from 60 patients naive of any therapeutic treatment.
If courts were to permit GALs to attend mediation, a number of problems could arise because of concerns about confidentiality.
The better argument is not to permit GALs to disclose information gained in mediation to the court.
The current Illinois Supreme Court Rule 923 provides for GALs to be appointed at the full case management conference held after the mediation.
The Second District's opinion of "typical" GALs was perhaps best expressed in a case that did not concern children or dependency, but rather an adult woman in a permanent vegetative state and on life support.
The Third District has also expressed reservations about the role of GALs in the judicial process.
Another individual quoted in the article seemed to opine that an attorney GAL would never visit a child's home.
Under the requirements of the pilot project, a GAL is provided every time an attorney ad litem (AAL) is appointed.
A senior attorney for the GAL makes a $45,304 minimum salary.
The study also recommended increasing health insurance benefits for GAL attorneys.