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National Center on Law & Elder Rights: Representing a Person with a Guardian

  • 10 Nov 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • WebCast

Representing a Person with a Guardian

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Attorneys, including legal services attorneys, should be open to representing individuals under guardianship. When representing a person with a guardian, an attorney may need to take extra steps to ensure their client has the right to counsel of their choice, and be a strong advocate to ensure that the proceedings are treated with dignity and the client’s due process rights are upheld. By using procedural and evidentiary tools—including alternatives to guardianship—advocates can increase clients’ independence and autonomy and restore their civil rights.

In this training, presenters will share:

  • Considerations for representing a legally incapacitated client;
  • Strategies for advocating for clients’ rights;
  • Standards and burdens for modifying or terminating guardianship; and
  • Information on requesting reasonable accommodations.


  • David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
  • Emily Miller, Managing Attorney, Michigan Crime Victim Legal Assistance Project – Elder Justice Initiative, Michigan Poverty Law Program
  • Nicole Shannon, Systemic Advocacy Attorney, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative

 Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you. 

This webcast will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training.

The webcast will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.


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