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Amici Brief defending the right to zealous counsel for people subject to guardianship (May 2024)

Amici curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to support an appeal of a Missouri case involving critical right-to-counsel issues in adult guardianship cases.  10 disability and civil rights organizations joined this brief.

The amici brief argues that a person subject to guardianship has the right to hire a zealous advocate to challenge the terms of the guardianship under federal due process grounds, and it educated the court about best practices identified through national trends in the field.

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Fourth National Guardianship Summit Recommendations: Maximizing Autonomy & Ensuring Accountability

This law review article – 72 Syracuse L. Rev. 29 (2022) – contains the recommendations for reform that were adopted by delegates — including judges, attorneys, legal scholars, self-advocates, and family members, among others — the Fourth National Guardianship Summit convened in May 2021.   Recommendations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3.4, and 5.2 are designed to advance the recognition of, access to, and use of SDM.

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