Guardian ad Litem Basics Pre-Training Quiz

Presenter: Stacie Odeneal, Esq.

This training is an overview of the dependency and neglect (D&N) and termination process, along with other critical junctures of Guardian ad Litem (GAL) work.

This training covers Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 40, the legal basics for GAL representation, the obligations of the GAL, what "best interest" means, phases of litigation, other typical events in the life of a D&N case, and termination of parental rights proceedings. 

CLE: This course has been approved for 1.75 general hours.

  • The approved CLE for this training includes an additional 15 minutes (.25 credit hour) to include time to complete the Pre-Training Quiz and Survey, and Post-Training Quiz, CLE Request and Training Evaluation. Kindly take your time to offer thoughtful responses to the questions.
  • Partial credit is not given for distance learning courses.
  • You may only receive CLE credit for the completion of on-demand distance learning courses one time, regardless of which calendar year the course was completed.
  • On-Demand Training sessions must have interactive components accredited for actual time spent to obtain CLE Credit Hours. Therefor you must complete the training questions. Your responses to the quiz questions are reviewed for data purposes only.  

To continue, please complete the Pre-Training Quiz and click "Continue to Training" at the bottom of the page. You will be directed to the video presentation and training materials. Should you have any issues accessing the training material page, please email



CLE credit for On Demand Distance Learning courses is based on both content and time spent viewing the course. In order to receive CLE credit for the course, I understand I must complete and submit the Pre-Training Quiz and Survey, view the course in its entirety, and complete the Post-Training Quiz and Evaluation. Partial CLE credit will not be submitted. Please initial below to acknowledge the viewing requirement.