Education and Resources
The following is a grouping of educational opportunities and resources links that may be of interest to you as a guardian. This is in no way an endorsement of the educational opportunity or link by NCGA. When an opportunity is provided by NCGA, it will be identified as such.
Please note that this list is comprised of sessions on specific dates, resources that are not on specific dates and the link.
America Bar Association Guardianship Law Practice
Our mission is to serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.
Newest content on our site includes topics such as:
Guardianship and Supported Decision Making
Guardian and Guardian Alternatives
Restoration of Rights for Adults Under Guardianship
“Ensuring Trust: Strengthening State Efforts to Overhaul the Guardianship Process and Protect Older Americans.”
The Senate Special Aging Committee held a hearing on state-level efforts to overhaul the legal guardianship framework for older Americans as well as their families and caretakers. Representatives of state agencies overseeing the care of at-risk seniors were among the panel of witnesses who answered questions on ways they were working to improve the system and on ways the federal government could encourage positive change in public policy for seniors needing legal guardianship.
How to Protect our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Adults through Effective Guardianship Practices
National Association for Court Management’s webinar: How to Protect our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Adults through Effective Guardianship Practices, we encourage you to view it at your convenience. The webinar, led by CEC director Dr. Brenda Uekert, follows NACM’s Adult Guardianship Guide and provides action steps courts can take to improve guardianship practices. Despite differences among states, there are standards that can guide your court in developing robust practices that enhance both court efficiencies and oversight.
Subcommittee on The Constitution
Bipartision Senate Hearing on Toxic Conservatorships and the Need for Reform
Subcommittee on The Constitution
DATE:Tuesday, September 28, 2021
LOCATION:Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226
Click the link to watch the Bipartison Senate Hearing on Toxic Guardianships
In addition to the hearing, you may also download the compelling testimony from expert witnesses.
On the Civil Side There’s a New G.S. 35A-1121 in Town
UNC School of Government Blog
John was adjudicated incompetent in a court proceeding three years ago. The court found that John lacked the capacity and needed the assistance of a guardian. At the time of the adjudication, John did not own any assets that required management by a guardian of the estate. Therefore, the court appointed only a guardian of the person to assist John in making decisions related to his health care, housing, and other personal matters. Last year, John was entitled to receive a stimulus payment from the government. His guardian of the person is not authorized by law to negotiate the check and use the funds on his behalf. Prior to October 1, 2021, the guardian of the person (or some other interested person) would have to go through a multi-step process to have the court appoint a guardian of the estate who could use the funds on John’s behalf. This process may have included multiple court hearings and modifications of the guardianship to appoint and then discharge a guardian of the estate. ...Read More