The program hosted by Barry L. Gordon explores the roles of the psychologist, Guardian ad Litem, and Child Representative in child custody cases. Guests for this program are Dr. Mary Gardner, a clinical psychologist and Attorney Joel Levin, a Guardian ad Litem and Child Representative. The expert panelists discuss how they are appointed by the court, why they are appointed, and the criteria and motivations considered by the court. Physical abuse, sexual abuse and custody issues are discussed. The differences between a GAL and a Child Rep are also discussed in detail. Families involved in custody cases and attorneys practicing Family Law would benefit from this informative program.

Barry L. Gordon, Attorney, Barry L. Gordon & Associates
Chicago Bar Association Member

Dr. Mary Gardner PSY.D., Psychologist, Gardner Psychological Services
Joel J. Levin, Attorney, Levin & Associates
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