Ad Litem

"Ad litem" is a legal term (literally, latin for "for the suit"). It is used in legal proceedings when an attorney is appointed to represent the interests of a child or incapacitated adult who is deemed unable to speak for themselves. This capacity is often utilized in child protective service venues to represent the interests of children who are in foster care or being adopted and is generally referred to as a "Guardian ad litem."

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