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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
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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.

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(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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A blocked account pursuant to Section 515.319 is "an account in which any designated national has an interest, with respect to which account payments, transfers or withdrawals or other dealings may not be made or affected except pursuant to an authorization or license authorizing such action.'' (87) The Regulations require that the Cuban Blocked Account be in the name of the beneficiary of the decedent's estate prior to the establishment of a CBA by the guardian ad litem. (88)
(121) The guardian ad litem also differs from the CASA volunteer, as the guardian's sole purpose is to keep the best interests of the child in mind, whereas the CASA volunteer takes an objective view of the entire situation acting as the eyes and ears of the court.
Sargent failed to subpoena the guardian ad litem, who was not in court for cross-examination.
ALAN ABRAMOWITZ, Executive Director, Guardian ad Litem Program
Ask the custody judge to appoint a child representative or at least a guardian ad litem to do an investigation and report to the court.
Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, and Tennessee require appointment of a guardian ad litem or an attorney if allegations of abuse or neglect are involved.
Simba is assigned to the Lake County public defender's guardian ad litem office and has the job of bringing comfort to children at the Depke Juvenile Justice Complex near Vernon Hills.
The staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee now does guardian ad litem work, representing indigent children in family law cases and giving those children a voice in legal matters.
THE STATEWIDE GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM created the Defending Best Inter ests" program last year hoping a few dozen appellate lawyers would help abused and neglected kids.
New York, NY, August 23, 2017 --( Cindy Barton is a Guardian Ad Litem in the State of Utah's Eighth District Court, appointed to represent children as they come into contact with the Juvenile Court system.