• Current through October 23, 2012

If it appears to the Court that there is an apparent conflict between an interested person under a legal disability and a person described in section § 20-101(d)(2)(A), the Court may, in its discretion, appoint a guardian ad litem for the person with a legal disability.

(June 24, 1980, D.C. Law 3-72, § 101, 27 DCR 2155; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-305, § 34(a), 53 DCR 6198.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 20-108.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-305 substituted "person with a legal disability" for "legally disabled person".

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-72, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 20-101.

Law 16-305, the "People First Respectful Language Modernization Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-664, which was referred to Committee on the Whole.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 20, 2006, and July 11, 2006, respectively.   Signed by the Mayor on July 17, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-437 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-305 became effective on April 24, 2007.