next friend/guardian ad litem
next friend/guardian ad litem
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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  • next friend — n: a person appearing in or appointed by a court to act on behalf of a person (as a child) lacking legal capacity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. next friend …   Law dictionary

  • guardian ad litem — see guardian Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. guardian ad litem …   Law dictionary

  • guardian ad litem — noun : a guardian appointed by a court to represent in a particular lawsuit the interests of a party who is minor or an incompetent person or of a person unborn or unascertained who may become interested in property involved in the litigation * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Next friend — In common law, next friend (Law French prochein ami) is a phrase used to refer to a person who represents another person who is under disability or otherwise unable to maintain a suit on their own behalf and who does not have a legal guardian.… …   Wikipedia

  • next friend — noun (law) a person who acts on behalf of an infant or disabled person • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑agent * * * noun Etymology: translation of Anglo French prochein ami …   Useful english dictionary

  • next friend — One acting for benefit of infant, or other person not sui juris (person unable to look after his or her own interests or manage his or her own lawsuit), without being regularly appointed guardian. In re Boulware s Will, 144 Misc. 235, 258 N.Y.S.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • guardian ad litem — /gahr dee euhn ad luy teuhm/, Law. a person appointed by a court as guardian of an infant or other person to act on his or her behalf in a particular action or proceeding. Cf. next friend. * * * …   Universalium

  • next friend — Law. a person other than a duly appointed guardian who acts on behalf of an infant or other person not fully qualified by law to act on his or her own behalf. Also called prochein ami. Cf. guardian ad litem. [bef. 900; ME; OE] * * * …   Universalium

  • next friend — The person through whom an infant maintains or defends a suit in the absence of a guardian or guardian ad litem. 27 Am J1st Inf §§ 113 et seq. Not a party to the action so as to be subject to interrogation under Rule 33 of the Federal Rules of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Olmstead, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Human Resources, et al. v. L. C., by Zimring, guardian ad litem and next friend, et al. — BackgroundOlmstead, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Human Resources, et al. v. L. C., by zimring, guardian ad litem and next friend, et al. [ [http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/98 536.ZS.html] Syllabus and opinions of the Supreme Court… …   Wikipedia

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