Adult Guardianships & Conservatorships

September 29, 2017

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa
8:20 a.m.
6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

[ Seminar Brochure ]

The unfortunate reality is that many older adults have long periods toward the end of life when they are not able to make decisions for themselves – due to Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, a stroke, an accident, or some other serious medical condition. This seminar will be helpful for all practitioners who represent clients in seeking guardianship and/or conservatorship, and for practitioners who serve as guardians-ad-litem or court representatives in such cases.

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If you are unable to attend this seminar in person, you also have the option of watching LIVE from your own computer. Live webcasting allows attorneys from all parts of the state to have access to quality speakers and programs without having to travel. Webcasts count as "live credits" just as if the viewer were in attendance at the seminar. 

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBCASTClick Here and follow the on screen instructions.

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To pay by credit card, select a registration option below:

$329 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - includes handout materials in ELECTRONIC FORMAT Registration
Save money by printing the materials yourself. 48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a link for downloading the written materials.

$369 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - includes PRINTED handout materials Registration
At the seminar you will receive a bound book of the printed materials. PLEASE NOTE: registrations for printed materials must be received 1 week before the seminar date.

To pay by check, you may download and print the mail in registration form.
Mail your form and check to: CLE Alabama, Box 870384, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0384.

The Schedule

8:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet

8:20        Welcome
Presider: Connie L. Glass, Elder Law Firm of Connie Glass PC, Huntsville

8:30        Guardianship for Developmentally Disabled Adults
Katherine Barr, Sirote & Permutt PC, Birmingham

9:15        Medicaid Planning with Conservatorships
Connie L. Glass, Elder Law Firm of Connie Glass PC, Huntsville

10:15     Refreshment and Networking Break

10:25     Contested Guardianships and Conservatorships
Sidney C. Summey, White Arnold & Dowd PC, Birmingham

11:25     Emergency Guardianships
C. Burton Dunn Jr., Attorney at Law, Birmingham

11:55     Lunch on Your Own

1:00        Commitments vs. Guardianships/Conservatorships
Allison S. Boyd, 18th Judicial Circuit, Probate Court, Columbiana

2:00        Refreshment and Networking Break

2:10        How to Avoid Guardianships and Conservatorships

  • Representative Payee
  • Drafting powers of attorney wisely
  • Updating powers of attorney and medical directives

John C. Craft, Jones School of Law, Montgomery

2:55        Ethical Issues
Jeremy McIntire, Alabama State Bar, Montgomery

3:55        Adjourn