Elder Law and Guardianship Alternatives Clinic

Students in the Elder Law and Guardianship Alternatives Clinic (1 semester, 4 credits) represent seniors and persons with disabilities in cases involving possible guardianship and conservatorship. Students also work in educating judges, attorneys, educators, social service providers and the general public about alternatives to guardianship. Students engage in public policy advocacy to encourage and support the use of alternatives to guardianship that preserve the autonomy and dignity of clients. Students interview and counsel clients, research and investigate legal and factual issues, develop a theory of the case, draft transactional documents, draft and file pleadings, do discovery, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in bench trials in probate court. 

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