The Division maintains and archives all records from Wyoming GAL Program appointed proceedings. These files are kept for 19 years and then destroyed.
The Wyoming GAL Program, not the individually assigned attorney, is the owner of all Wyoming GAL Program files. The GAL Program has the authority to direct proper maintenance and retention of files.
Upon closure of the proceeding in court, the GAL must transfer the client-file appropriately to the Wyoming GAL Program for archiving.
All GAL Program client-files are confidential and are not public record.
GAL Program client-files can be requested by the client, a party to the case, or an attorney retained by the client or previously appointed to the case in writing. Not all requests will be accepted.
Further information on GAL Program Rules and Policies can be found in the Operations Tab in the left side-bar.