What Solos Should Know about Guardianship: How's Your Mama? *** 50% OFF - LAST CHANCED

Legal Area:        Guardianship Civil Litigation Trial Appellate Family Estate Planning Probate Personal Injury
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $30.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        06/30/2019
Information:        LAST CHANCE
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** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

This special CLE program is designed to summarize a diverse array of issues that a solo attorney should address when a client is considering guardianship for a loved one, or is concerned about caring for elderly parents. Topics will include recognizing cognitive deficits of clients or their loved ones and basic ethical obligations related thereto, basic financial and care planning related to guardianship and incapacity, available resources and practical answers, less restrictive alternatives to guardianship, and basic guardianship law procedure. This course features streaming video and downloadable MP3 audio presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on January 31, 2014.

Subjects to be discussed during this course include:

  • Guardianship Law

  • Identify Your Client and Your Ethical Obligations:

  • Consider the Family Dynamics

  • Talk to Your Client About What it Means to Serve as a Guardian

  • Determine When and if it is Time to Intervene:

  • Capacity Assessments for a Guardianship Proceeding:

  • Least Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship:

  • How and When to Initiate Guardianship - The Procedure

  • The Court's Findings and Order Appointing Guardian:

  • Mediation of a Guardianship Matter:

Speaker: Ms. Clarinda Comstock, an attorney with the firm of Matthew L. Benson, P.C., in Houston. Clarinda practices in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, transactional law, business and estate planning, mental health, probate and guardianship law, She is admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association. She received her law degree from South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1994) and her undergraduate degree and masters from the University of Houston (B.A., MBA). A more extensive biography may be found on her firm's website.


This course is approved for credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238) and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648). In addition, regular CLE credits for this course may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA. Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation information.

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