Lawyers serve an essential role in protecting the due process rights of every defendant or respondent in an adult guardianship case. This can include presenting evidence that no guardian is needed or that a limited guardianship is sufficient to provide the protections that are needed. This webcast will focus on the role of an attorney who represents the interests and wishes of a client who is the subject of a guardianship action.
Presenters will share:
• How to protect the client’s due process rights;
• Options for when a guardian / conservator is not needed;
• How to respond when the filing asks for more protection than is needed; and
• Actions to take when a guardianship order is no longer needed, or a less restrictive order will protect the client.
This training will explore common due process concerns and substantive defenses in adult guardianship cases. Presenters will discuss how to develop and present evidence advocating for the least restrictive alternatives in an adult guardianship case.
Previous NCLER trainings on this topic can be found here: ncler.acl.gov/Legal-Training/Guardianship
• David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
• Catherine Seal, Senior Partner, Kirtland & Seal, L.L.C.