Why I Became a CWLS – Linda McKinley
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
NACC is proud to announce our newest Child Welfare Law Specialist – Linda McKinley. Here’s what she had to say about becoming a CWLS:
For the past four years, I have worked as a guardian ad litem dedicated solely to the representation of children in dependency, termination of parental rights, contested custody and guardianship cases. Prior to becoming a full-time guardian ad litem, for 16 years I was a sole practitioner specializing in family and juvenile law. In addition to my membership in the NACC, I am a member of the Georgia State Bar, the Child Protection and Advocacy and Family Law sections, and the Gwinnett County Bar Association and Family Law Section. I am admitted to practice in the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals and the Northern District Court. I graduated cum laude from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. It is an honor to be designated as a certified child welfare law specialist by the NACC. The certification is significant for me as it shows a level of achievement and expertise in a field of law that I have always been very passionate about and where I believe I can truly make a difference in the life of each child I represent.
To learn more about the CWLS program: