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The team at Coker Law is working together to ensure that our valued staff, clients and families are following all recommendations provided by our local, state and national leadership. We know this is a stressful time with many changes occurring, so we want to reassure you Coker Law is taking every measure to ensure the welfare of our staff and the continuity of our service to our clients.

We are communicating with the courts to reschedule any postponed proceedings and will be pro-active in informing our clients of those new dates. While we may need to make adjustments to our in-person meeting schedules, our attorneys and support staff remain available at any time through phone calls, emails and video chat. We are here for you no matter what unexpected life change occurs and that stays true today.

Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the Coronavirus, and we wish to express our utmost gratitude to the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to care for our community

Guardian ad Litem

Coker Law was honored to support Guardian ad Litem as the Presenting Sponsor of its 2018 “There’s No Place Like Home.” The Duval County Courthouse’s Third Floor Atrium will be transformed into an Emerald City, featuring behind-the-scenes guided tours of the courthouse, hors d’oeuvres, a live and silent auction, champagne drawing, host bar and the swinging sounds of The Chris Thomas Band.

What Is A Guardian ad Litem

For more than 30 years, Guardian ad Litem Program has served as the region’s exclusive advocate for children in the court system. Guardian ad Litem is the extension of CASA in Florida.  Volunteer Guardians ad Litem are court-appointed special advocates whose sole job is to serve as the voice of the child — a voice that is separate from the child’s family members, foster care providers, attorneys or social workers.

Guardians ad Litem make a profound impact on the children they serve and the communities those children call home. In addition to providing an estimated tax savings of $2 million on the First Coast alone, children with a Guardian ad Litem are:

  • More likely to be adopted
  • Half as likely to re-enter foster care
  • Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care
  • More likely to have a plan for permanency
  • More like to perform well in school

The event, was held on Friday, April 13, 2018, to support the volunteer recruitment and training for Guardians ad Litem in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties.

Read more about firm partner Aaron Sprague and his family’s story about how a Guardian ad Litem changed their family forever.  https://www.cokerlaw.com/about-us/our-attorneys/aaron-sprague/