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Guardianship 101
4 Total CLE credits, 1 of which may be applied toward Ethics
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Obtain practice tips and tools for handling guardianships
In this course you will learn the fundamentals of guardianship law and practice in Pennsylvania. Our experienced faculty will guide you through the basic do’s and don’ts and help you sort out the ethical issues that often arise. You’ll learn how to represent an alleged incapacitated person, draft the guardianship petition, handle a guardianship hearing, and much more.

Master the fundamentals
  • Make sure you understand how and when to seek the appointment of a guardian
  • Get great tips for handling a guardianship hearing
  • Learn practical, tried and true tips for obtaining expert testimony
  • Discover what must be included in the guardian’s annual report
  • Explore ways to avoid getting caught in the snare of the ethical traps common to guardianship practice
  • Find out the circumstances sufficient to consider an “emergency” guardianship

Learn answers to your questions
  • How do I evaluate when guardianship is really appropriate?
  • To whom do I have an ethical obligation?
  • What must the guardianship petition contain?
  • How do I prepare for the hearing?
  • What are the responsibilities and the limitations placed on the guardian?
  • And so much more!

PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Elder Law Section

Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive 1 hour of ethics credit, you must attend the entire course. 

Credit Information Back to top
4 Total CLE credits, 1 of which may be applied toward  Ethics

Dates & Locations Back to top
Please note: Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to every event.
LocationStart TimeEnd Time 
  • PBI Professional Development Conference Center
    Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Ave., 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
Tue, 9:00A
Jan 6, 2015
Tue, 1:30P
Jan 6, 2015

TuitionBack to top
  • 3 to 4 credits per video replay--Member PA or any co. bar assn.
  • 3 to 4 credits per video replay--Member admitted after 1/1/11
  • 3 to 4 credits per video replay--Nonmember

Faculty Back to top
Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., Esq., Sikov & Love, PA, Pittsburgh
Richard D. Magee, Jr., Esq., Attorney at Law, Doylestown
Daniel P. Buzard, Esq., Supervisor, Guardianship Dept., Civil Commitment Dept., Allegheny County Orphans' Court Division, Pittsburgh
Carol Sikov Gross, Esq., CELA, Sikov & Love, P.A., Pittsburgh
Marielle F. Hazen, J.D., CELA, Hazen Elder Law, Harrisburg
David Nagel, Esq., Assistant Counsel, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Philadelphia
Suzanne N. Pritchard, Esq., McCann & Geschke, PC, Philadelphia
Howard Soloman, Esq., Law Offices of Howard M. Solomon, PC, Philadelphia
Hon. John A. Zottola, Alleghney County Court of Common Pleas, Orphans' Court Division, Pittsburgh
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