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Case Type Guardianship Skills Developed Client Interviewing/Courtroom Experience/Legal Drafting

Case #20-0045823

Client seeks assistance obtaining guardianship of her mother. Client’s mother has had severe Alzheimer’s for several years, and client wants to be able to make medical and financial decisions on her behalf. Client’s mother is unmarried, and client has one brother who went missing over 30 years ago in Colombia. The expert report has already been completed and notarized. A volunteer attorney previously represented client on February 1, 2022, but client’s petition was denied due to client not being a fluent English-speaker. This ruling is inconsistent with a 2019 Orphan’s Court rule change, under which petitioners are no longer required to speak English. Client would like to petition the court once more. A volunteer is needed to re-file the guardianship petition, potentially challenge the prior ruling, and represent client throughout the proceedings. Client is Spanish-speaking; interpretation services available upon request.