Guardian ad Litems visit children in foster homes and investigate their needs. They interview the children and review medical and mental health records to make sure the child is being cared for. They then write reports to the court that can be used as evidence in legal hearings. Sometimes guardians are lawyers, but many guardians are laypersons. Some positions are paid staff as part of the district court; others are volunteers.
General Salary Range: $20K – $42K*
* MN salary information sourced from CareerInfoNet.org