The Life of a Contested Guardianship (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0 (GAL Incap: 6.0)

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0; GAL Incap: 6.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $265 - USB with electronic materials
$295 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 04/30/2017


A pre-recorded video replay of the April 2014 live seminar, The Life of a Contested Guardianship.

GAL Continuing Credits: 6.0

Note:Your GAL certificate may be found at the front of your written materials.

Topics covered include:

  • Preliminary Steps and Drafting the Petition
  • Ethics Involved with GALs
  • Preparing for the Trial
  • View from the Bench
  • Preserving Rights on Appeal
Guardianship/conservatorship proceedings have become increasingly contentious, with challenges often coming from other family members or Adult Protective Services, in addition to those from the person alleged to be incapacitated. Cosponsored with the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), you will learn about procedural and substantive issues unique to contested guardianship/conservatorship actions, and how others have managed them. This program follows a composite hypothetical from inception to conclusion, adding in different scenarios to highlight other possible issues. Undue influence and ethics will also be addressed. Our panel of speakers is composed of attorneys who have represented the various parties and issues involved in a contested guardianship, providing a comprehensive view of how to handle the various issues that can arise.




Hon. Jonathan M. Apgar (Ret.), Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit / Roanoke
Jean Galloway Ball, Jean Galloway Ball, P.L.C. / Fairfax
John D. Eure, Johnson, Ayers & Matthews, P.L.C. / Roanoke
Matthew M. Farley, Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild / Richmond
Elizabeth L. Gray, Matsen, Miller, Cossa, & Gray, PLLC / Fairfax
Anne Marie Heishman, Dingman Labowitz, P.C. / Alexandria
Rhona Levine, Coleman & Massey, P.C. / Roanoke

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