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Setting record straight

In response to Douglas Monaghan’s letter to the editor, “Child victims in Connecticut get lawyers,” (July 29), he clearly does not understand the purpose of Guardians Ad Litem (GAL). They are NOT redundant. The child’s lawyer represents the child. They advocate for what the child wants. The GAL advocates for the best interest of the child. These are often not the same. Children are not always able to determine what is in their best interests. I was a GAL for over 10 years and can attest to this.

Lynne Miner

Montville 

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