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Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2020

Product ID: CA2995W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Accepting GAL appointments

When you serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in guardianship or protective placement matters for adults, you’re playing a vital part in the legal system. Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2020 will offer guidance to help you better navigate your role representing an individual’s best interests and highlight unique issues that may arise when representing a young adult with a disability.

Become grounded in important basics, including:

  • An overview of the appointment process
  • Tips for navigating a temporary guardianship
  • How to conduct an annual Watts review
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Pricing

Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

Credits

7 CLE, 7 GALAD

Date and Time

Thursday, May 21, 20208:30 AM - 3:50 PM CT

Add to Calendar 5/21/2020 8:30:00 AM 5/21/2020 3:50:00 PM America/Chicago Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2020

Accepting GAL appointments

When you serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in guardianship or protective placement matters for adults, you’re playing a vital part in the legal system. Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2020 will offer guidance to help you better navigate your role representing an individual’s best interests and highlight unique issues that may arise when representing a young adult with a disability.

Become grounded in important basics, including:

  • An overview of the appointment process
  • Tips for navigating a temporary guardianship
  • How to conduct an annual Watts review
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Accepting GAL appointments

When you serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in guardianship or protective placement matters for adults, you’re playing a vital part in the legal system. Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2020 will offer guidance to help you better navigate your role representing an individual’s best interests and highlight unique issues that may arise when representing a young adult with a disability.

Become grounded in important basics, including:

  • An overview of the appointment process
  • Tips for navigating a temporary guardianship
  • How to conduct an annual Watts review
Read More ↓

Program Chairs and Presenters:

Jessica A. Liebau
Wessels & Liebau LLC
Mequon

Avery J. Mayne
Walny Legal Group LLC
Milwaukee

Presenters:

Terri Couwenhoven, MS
TC Services
Milwaukee

Robert T. Pledl
Davis & Pledl, S.C.
Milwaukee

Kate Schilling
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Guardianship Basics

  • Handling an initial guardianship/protective placement case from appointment through payment
  • Navigating a temporary guardianship
  • Conducting an annual (“Watts”) review

Jessica A. Liebau

10:00 a.m. : Break

10:15 a.m. : Unique Appointments for the GAL – understanding your role

  • GAL’s role and expectations in unique cases: petition for review of conduct of the guardian, terminations of guardianship, petitions for certain post-appointment powers and Individual/Elder at Risk TROs and injunctions

Avery J. Mayne

11:05 a.m. : The GAL as Quarterback

  • Overview of different attorneys' roles - petitioner's counsel, advocacy counsel, corporation counsel, and interested party counsel
  • Where the GAL fits into the team.
  • How the GAL can help coordinate the parties and their interests to make the process settlement-based
  • Strategies to the GAL to satisfy other parties’ interests while also protecting the best interests of the ward

Robert T. Pledl

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : Intimate Partnerships and the Young Adult with a Developmental Disability

  • Can the parent or guardian of the young adult assert control over intimate relationships?
  • Balancing power, safety, and autonomy

Terri Couwenhoven, MS

1:55 p.m. : Public Benefits and the Young Adult

Kate Schilling

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Panel Discussion: Dealing with Difficult Families

  • Building in safeguards when family members appointed as guardians
  • Balancing autonomy of ward and protection from family members
  • Crafting creative solutions to dealing with tricky family dynamics
  • Planning ahead for anticipated issues with family members

Jessica A. Liebau, Avery J. Mayne, Robert T. Pledl, Kate Schilling

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Handle a guardianship or protective placement case from appointment through payment
  • Know how to proceed when expectations are unclear or multiple attorneys are involved
  • Learn language to use to protect vulnerable individuals from difficult family members
  • Be better equipped to accept GAL appointments for young adults with disabilities
  • Guardians ad litem for adults
  • Elder law attorneys
  • Attorneys representing adults with special needs
  • Family law attorneys

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Guardian ad Litem Handbook

Save 20% on Guardian ad Litem Handbook .* Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version. Discover vital information on handling the legal issues as well as the human side of your cases.

Use discount code CA2995 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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