This program on guardianship law primarily addressed the importance and role of counsel for the alleged incapacitated person and the use of less restrictive alternatives to guardianship.

Discussion questions will include:

  • How do we assure that a person who is facing or in guardianship is guaranteed due process? 
  • What are the role of counsel and the role of the court in appointing counsel for an alleged incapacitated person and/or a person seeking to have their guardianship limited or terminated?
  • How can we recognize less restrictive alternatives to guardianship, including powers of attorney, health care representatives, and Supported Decision-Making?
  • How can we implement meaningful limited guardianships?  What reforms are being considered in Pennsylvania?

Presented by:

The Honorable Lois E. Murphy, Judge
Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County Administrative Judge, Orphans’ Court Division, Norristown, PA

Pamela Walz, Esq.
Supervising Attorney, Health, and Independence Unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Organized and Moderated by:

Anthony L. Marone, Esq., 
Harvey, Ballard and Bornstein, LLC