The Nebraska Supreme Court, through the Administrative Office of the Courts Judicial Branch Education Division, shall develop the curriculum for the initial guardian ad litem education and provide specialized on-line training for guardians ad litem at a nominal cost. The Administrative Office of the Courts may approve the rendition of an in-the-classroom version of the initial six-hour curriculum it has developed in the event an outside vendor applies to the Administrative Office of the Courts to teach such a version of the curriculum.
The Supreme Court's Attorney Services Division shall maintain a list of attorneys who are current in their required guardian ad litem training and shall make such list available to all judges with juvenile court jurisdiction.
In addition to offering the initial six-hour course, the Administrative Office of the Courts Judicial Branch Education Division shall determine the course work required of the attorney subsequent to the completion of the initial course. Courses may be made available to satisfy the annual three-hour requirement through the Judicial Branch Education Division, offered at a nominal fee and hosted on its Web site. In addition, the Attorney Services Division may approve courses for the annual three-hour requirement that are offered by outside vendors if the courses meet the curriculum requirements and standards created by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Specialized training sessions shall provide training, information, and education regarding the role, duties, and responsibilities of a guardian ad litem, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following areas:
Appendix A amended June 17, 2014.