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237 Pa. Code Rule 131. Guardian’s Presence.

Rule 131. Guardian’s Presence.

 The court may, when the court determines that it is in the best interest of the juvenile, order a guardian of a juvenile to be present at and to bring the juvenile to any proceeding. The court shall insure timely notice of the proceeding to the guardian.


   Nothing in these rules gives the guardian legal standing in the matter being heard by the court or creates a right of a juvenile to have his or her guardian present. See 42 Pa.C.S. § §  6310, 6335(b), 6336.1.

   Official Note

   Rule 131 adopted April 1, 2005, effective October 1, 2005.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Final Report explaining the provisions of Rule 131 published with the Court’s Order at 35 Pa.B. 2214 (April 16, 2005).

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