LGALR 1 SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS 1(b) Definitions. As used in this rule, the following additional term means: (5) Client. "Client" for purposes of these rules shall mean the person(s) for whom the guardian ad litem has been appointed. 1(c) Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem. Unless the parties to the case agree on the appointment of a specific guardian ad litem, the judge shall select a guardian ad litem from the applicable registry as required. For Title 13 cases, the court shall appoint the individual or individuals to whom the Grays Harbor County contract for service as a guardian ad litem in dependency actions is currently awarded unless a conflict exists. Where a conflict exists in such actions, the court shall then appoint a guardian ad litem who has met all other qualifications for inclusion on a Title 13 GAL registry. For Title 26 paternity cases requiring appointment of a guardian ad litem who has entered into a contract with the State of Washington to provide such services, the court shall only appoint individuals who have are currently under contract with the state to provide such services.
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