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Supreme Court Rule 900 Training

Supreme Court Rule 900 Training (Guardian Ad Litem Training)

Designed for attorneys representing children, this program complies with 10th Judicial Amended Administration Order 2006-14 and will qualify each participant to act as an attorney representing children per Supreme Court Rule 908. 

Participants will hear from the leading experts in each of the areas specifically mentioned in Rule 906, have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions to help develop networking and problem-solving skills, and learn about the applicable law from judges who provide the viewpoint from the bench. 
Please note: Attorneys must have appropriate training if they wish to act as an attorney for the child, a child representative, or GAL in all cases covered by Rule 900, including juvenile. This program will meet attorney requirements under the Tenth Judicial local rules, and possibly other circuits that adopt it.image


September 29 - 30, 2011


September 29, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

September 30, 2011
8:00 a.m. - noon


Bradley University Garrett Center
824 N. Duryea
Peoria, Illinois


The Visitor's Center parking lot, a modest size lot west of the Garrett Center, will be available for parking. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to ensure parking availability.




  • Jerelyn D. Maher, Associate Judge, Illinois 10th Judicial Circuit
  • Helja Antola Crowe, Professor of Teacher Education
  • Kevin Randall, Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Katherine Thornton, Attorney-at-Law
  • Kim L. Kelley, Associate Judge, Illinois10th Judicial Circuit
  • Floyd Dailey, Attorney-at-Law
  • Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin, Family Mediator, Counselor, and Associate Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences, Bradley University
  • Katherine S. Gorman, Associate Judge, Illinois 10th Judicial Circuit
  • Lisa Wilson, Associate Judge, Illinois 10th Judicial Circuit

Tentative Agenda

View a PDF of the agenda.

Continuing Legal Education

This program will be submitted for approval by the Illinois MCLE Board, which will determine its acceptance, the total number of CLE hours, and the number of CLE hours for professionalism, diversity issues, mental illness and addiction issues, civility, or legal ethics.  This program has been approved for 10 hours of Illinois MCLE credit including 2.5 hours of ethics.

Related Links

Article IX - Child Custody Proceedings, Rules 900 thru 942
Peoria County Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit of Illinois
College of Education and Health Sciences
Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling, Bradley University
Map of Bradley University
Mediation Council of Illinois