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Chapter 2, § 220: Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem

Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol 7 Defender Services, Part B International Prisoner Transfer Proceedings, Chapter 2: Appointment of Counsel and Guardians Ad Litem

§ 220 Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem

The appointment and compensation of guardians ad litem in prisoner transfer cases are provided for in 18 U.S.C.§ 4100(b) and § 4109(b).

(a) Guardians ad litem may be appointed to act on behalf of financially eligible minor or incompetent offenders in proceedings to verify their consent to transfer to or from the United States. See: 18 U.S.C.§ 4100(b).

(b) Appointment of a guardian ad litem is independent of the appointment of counsel under 18 U.S.C. § 4109.

Last substantive revision (Transmittal GR-17) January 20, 2010
Last revised (minor technical changes) July 6, 2016