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Judges retain 'absolute discretion' on guardian ad litem appointments

...Chief Judge Carlisle Overstreet said this week that the Judicial Circuit received a list of guardians that the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section approved as meeting the necessary criteria to investigate divorces and custody disputes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-16/judges-retain-absolute
Columbia County mother faces jail time if past guardian ad litem fees left unpaid

...faced few restrictions and virtually no oversight in their billing.After the newspaper's investigation, the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section overhauled the program's billing, training and professional conduct policies to provide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-03/columbia-county-mother
More guards for guardians?

...parents embroiled in child-custody cases up to $65-an-hour for child-advocacy services.But now, with the Augusta Bar Association recommending two controversial guardians ad litem be reappointed to the restructured program, our endorsement is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-18/more-guards-guardians
Judge drops contempt order against mother

...faced few restrictions and virtually no oversight in their billing.After the newspaper's investigation, the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section overhauled the program's billing, training and professional conduct policies to provide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-05/judge-drops-contempt-o
Ad litem changes dubious

...who have complaints? What are the new fees for? A $300 application fee? I think $100 of it is to join the Augusta Bar Association, which I believe you can't do if you are not a attorney. Also, who pockets that money, and does it require...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-19/ad-litem-changes-dubious
Law Day sparks oath renewals

...Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet led the Augusta Bar Association's second annual Law Day Oath Renewal Ceremony...their billing.The executive committee of the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section significantly revised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-07/law-day-sparks-oath-renewals
Augusta guardian ad litem program overhauled

...child-custody evaluators are overbilling them in court.The new guidelines ? written by the executive committee of the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section ? significantly revise billing, training and professional-conduct policies to provide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-15/augusta-guardian-ad-li
Finally, guidelines for guardians

...to a program that had nearly none.Last month the circuit adopted new guidelines written by a committee of the Augusta Bar Association that significantly revise billing, training and professional-conduct policies to provide better oversight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-16/finally-guidelines-gu
Isaac Jolles

...having served on various board positions in the Augusta Bar Association, teaching at the former Augusta Law School...Recorder's Court of Augusta, Georgia. In 2003, the Augusta Bar Association honored Mr. Jolles on the 50th Anniversary of...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174722252
Reynolds recalled for Red Cross impact

...Worker of the Year by the Augusta Chapter of National Association of Social Work; the Liberty Bell Award by the Augusta Bar Association; the community services award from Fort Gordon; certificate of achievement from Eisenhower Medical Center...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-13/reynolds-recalled-red-cross-