New York, NY, August 23, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Cindy Barton is a Guardian Ad Litem in the State of Utah’s Eighth District Court, appointed to represent children as they come into contact with the Juvenile Court system.
Cindy Barton, being an excellent student, received her Juris Doctorate from S.J. Quinney Law School at the University of Utah in 1989 before entering the field of law.
Upon graduating law school, Ms. Barton secured a position with the law firm of Bell & Young in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she worked as an Associate from 1990-1994. In 1993, Ms. Barton opened her own law practice, specializing in parental defense, estates and criminal defense. Practicing in her own law firm, Ms. Barton gained notoriety in 2007 by winning an historic appeal of U.S. vs. Hardman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. This case insured Mr. Hardman, a non-Native American, the right to worship in a Native American religion and to possess eagle feathers. An outstanding win for Ms. Barton.
In 2012, while still in private practice, Ms. Barton was given a case in which a set of parents were unwilling (or unable) to make the necessary changes in order to keep their children. Cindy Barton was tasked by the court with finding the best permanent placement for the children. Ms. Barton left private practice and became a Guardian Ad Litem that August 2012.
In the role of Guardian Ad Litem, she is charged with the duty of representing the children as they come into the Juvenile Court system. Her responsibility is to protect the legal rights of these children and to become their voice in the system. She is expected to evaluate them and their situation, acting in the best interests of the children regarding their placement and legal matters. Presently, she provides this expertise and service for over 250 children currently in the system. Ms. Cindy Barton makes it her personal goal to know each of her charges and their families personally, in order to make the most informed recommendations and family care plans possible for them. Keeping families together, educating parents and family members, directing them to the proper agencies to help them follow their family plans, helping them meet their goals in order to be successful are the skills with which Ms. Barton is uniquely gifted.
The suffering and challenges of girls and women throughout the world is a large concern of Ms. Barton and through the Southern Poverty Law Center she is working towards finding solutions to abate the situations that keep nearly one-half of the world’s citizens from living safe and fulfilling lives. Ms. Barton is working with foundations to make micro loans available to women in developing countries in order to provide them with educational opportunities.
In her time out of court, Ms. Cindy Barton enjoys working on the books she is writing about the experiences of her pioneer ancestors and the lessons that can be gleaned from them. In the future, she is hoping to write and publish these books and dedicate her additional spare time to missionary work through her church organizations.