Guardianship Proceedings for Appointed Counsel

This year’s conference will include education on how to communicate with and advocate for clients with dementia, the Guardian ad Litem’s role in cases of elder abuse and protection, and how to measure capacity and make recommendations for clients with significant substance abuse or mental health issues. The conference will also explore the practical steps a Guardian ad Litem should take in the first week following their appointment to maximize their time and effectiveness.

For additional information about indigent defense education courses and resources, visit our Public Defense Education site.

The Guardianship Proceedings for Appointed Counsel course will be held Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 9:50 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.


The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25. 


Additional information


Attendees: This conferences is open to public defenders, appellate defenders, and private attorneys who represent respondents in guardianship proceedings.

CLE: This webinar will offer 4.5 hours of general continuing legal education (CLE) credit.

To receive CLE credit, all participants must preregister individually. To receive partial credit, please submit your form to Caroline Cummings at by 12:00 p.m. on TBA.

CLE Partial Credit Form

General4.50 hrs
Total4.50 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Caroline Cummings

Program Associate, Courts Group
Civil Defender Educator, Public Defense Education