Determining Competency in Difficult Cases

Live date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 10:00am
Determining your client’s ability to understand the world around them and to manage their own fairs can be a difficult part of a Guardian ad Litem attorney’s role. This session explores the differences between capacity and competency, how to proceed when your client suffers from a brain injury, mental illness, intellectual disability, or alcoholism, and proposes ways to assess whether your client is in control of their condition or whether the condition is controlling the client.


Cynthia Alleman, Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney, Alleman Law Firm

Additional Information


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1.00 hours
CLE Value:
1 hrs
1 hrs

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Associate Director of Programs and Services, Public Defense Education
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Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration