Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2019

Product ID: CA2865R8
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

The ABCs of GALs

This essential training provides the insight and guidance you need to serve as court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) for adults. Receive an overview of the process, examine new options for providing greater independence, and dive into some of the common issues that come up along the way.

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Pricing

Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

Credits

7 CLE, 7 GALAD

Date and Time

Thursday, November 14, 20198:30 AM - 3:50 PM CT

Add to Calendar 11/14/2019 8:30:00 AM 11/14/2019 3:50:00 PM America/Chicago Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2019

The ABCs of GALs

This essential training provides the insight and guidance you need to serve as court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) for adults. Receive an overview of the process, examine new options for providing greater independence, and dive into some of the common issues that come up along the way.

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The ABCs of GALs

This essential training provides the insight and guidance you need to serve as court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) for adults. Receive an overview of the process, examine new options for providing greater independence, and dive into some of the common issues that come up along the way.

Read More ↓

Program Chair and Presenter:

Jessica A. Liebau
Wessels Law Office LLC
Mequon

Presenters:

Victoria Davis Dávila
Davis & Pledl, S.C.
Milwaukee

Mitchell M. Hagopian
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Madison

Margaret Wrenn Hickey
Becker, Hickey & Poster, S.C.
Milwaukee

Margaret V. Kaiser
Margaret Kaiser Law LLC
Hudson

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

Heather B. Poster
Becker, Hickey & Poster, S.C.
Milwaukee

Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer
Moertl, Wilkins & Campbell, 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. : Alternatives to Guardianship

  • Examining other options in legal decision-making, including the authority and limitations of each
  • A review of supported decision-making and situations when it would be appropriate
  • Identifying when POA’s are not sufficient and when guardianship may be needed
  • Determining whether to revoke or maintain POA authority when a guardianship action is pending

Kate Schilling

11:15 a.m. : GAL Appointments for Adults with Incapacity in Divorce

Margaret Wrenn Hickey, Heather B. Poster

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

1:05 p.m. : Least Restrictive Placement & Best Interests: What GALS Need to Know About Protective Placement Facilities

  • The “least restrictive placement” principle – how it relates to best interests, and how to apply it in the real world
  • Alphabet soup of housing options (AFH, CBRF, SNF, RCAC, ICF, HUD Section 8) for people under protective placement
  • The interface between Family Care residential funding and Chapter 55 placements

Vicki Davis Dávila, Robert T. Pledl

2:05 p.m. : The Interface Between Protective Services and Medicaid HCBS

  • State Budget Update
  • IRIS and Family Care and how they support protective placements
  • The disconnect between APS and administration of Medicaid programs
  • Possible solutions to bring Medicaid HCBS into the protective placement proceeding

Mitchell M. Hagopian

2:55 p.m. : Break

3:10 p.m. : Practical Considerations for GALs: a Panel Discussion

  • Getting appointed and getting paid
  • Use of and funding for expert witnesses
  • Differences in GAL practice by county
  • GAL immunity
  • Maintaining role of GAL as independent third party

Moderator: Jessica A. Liebau
Panelists: Margaret V. Kaiser, Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer

4:00 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
  • Determine the best protective placement housing options for your ward
  • Serve as a GAL for divorce proceedings when persons with dementia or disabilities are involved
  • Create greater flexibility for your clients with supported decision-making agreements
  • Guardians ad litem
  • Elder law attorneys
  • Family law attorneys

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Guardian ad Litem Handbook

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