What is a Good Guardian? Understanding and Using National Guardianship Standards

    What is a Good Guardian? Understanding and Using National Guardianship Standards
    CLE 90 min

    What is a Good Guardian? Understanding and Using National Guardianship Standards

    • The download and on-demand online course for this title will be available for ABA Value Pass subscribers.
    • CD-ROM available to order 3 weeks before the program. Online courses and downloads will be available about a week after the program.
    • Recording date: August 20, 2014
    • Product Code: CET14NGSUMB
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    Be in the know about the new National Guardianship Association Standards of Practice. Lawyers can benefit from a thorough understanding of the new Standards in their roles representing respondents, petitioners, guardians/conservators; serving as guardians ad litem; and serving as guardians/conservators. The Standards represent the distilled thinking of many practitioners and experts over many years on guardian/conservator best practices.

    In 1991, the National Guardianship Association adopted a Code of Ethics to guide guardians in their decision-making process, followed by the adoption of Standards of Practice, which were expanded, revised and updated in the years thereafter. The Standards represented a major advance in the quality of practice, and were adapted by a number of states. But nationwide, relatively few practitioners, attorneys and courts were aware of the Standards. Moreover, significant gaps remained. In 2011, the National Guardianship Network convened the Third National Guardianship Summit to address standards of performance and decision-making for guardians, using the NGA Standards as a base. In 2013, NGA incorporated the new Summit Standards into the previous Standards of Practice, representing advances in person-centered planning, approaches to self-determination, financial management, fees and medical/residential decision-making.

    In this program, the speakers will examine selected highlights of the Standards and present case scenarios in which the Standards could be a critical practice tool.

    Product Details

    Panelists

    Erica Wood, Sally Balch Hurme

    Sponsors

    ABACLE, Commission on Law and Aging, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Product Code

    CET14NGSUMB

    Duration

    90

    Publication Date

    8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

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