October 2011 Third National Guardianship Summit

Published in Center News

The Borchard Center is a co-sponsor and planning committee member for the Third National Guardianship Summit that will be convened at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in October 2011.  While the last Summit in 2001 emphasized changes needed in pre-appointment procedures and determination of capacity, the 2011 three day conference of roughly 75 invited participants will focus on guardian performance and decision making and secondarily on the development of state multidisciplinary guardianship and alternative committees that would implement standards and drive reform.  Ten working papers are being written in advance of the Summit and will serve as the basis for discussion and recommendations by the various working groups.  These papers, along with the confernce Recommendations, will be published in a Symposium issue of the Utah Law Review.  

The Borchard Center will be represented at the Summit by Co-Directors Edward D. Spurgeon and Mary Jane Ciccarello, and former fellow Catheryn Koss, who directs the Senior Law Resource Center in Oklahoma