(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: (Bifocal, Vol. 37, Issue 1).)
The Commission is happy to report that it has over 100 volunteer attorneys signed up to help test a new lawyer practice tool. It is called the PRACTICAL tool, and includes a checklist and background resource guide to lead lawyers through practical and legal options less restrictive than guardianship. PRACTICAL is an acronym for nine steps to examine options and explore resources for supported decision-making.
The ABA Commission on Law and Aging is a partner collaborating on this project, along with three other ABA groups – the Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Commission on Disability Rights, and the Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice.