attorney ad litem
- It's a lawyer designated by a court to serve as an advocate for individuals like a minor, proposed ward, or unidentified heirs in certain legal proceedings, for instance, a divorce case
- The judge decided to assign an attorney ad litem for the minor involved in the custody dispute.
- In order to protect the interests of the proposed ward, an attorney ad litem was assigned.
- The court decided to appoint an attorney ad litem to represent the unknown heirs in the property dispute.