Breakfast meeting: Understanding the Ethical Implications of Guardianship and Conservatorship

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Location: Midland Hills - Small Turnberry Room
Speaker: Eric Jonsgaard


Guardianship and conservatorship are often thought of as the definitive way of ensuring that essential needs are met for a person who has difficulty in decision making or the implementation of essential services, however the use of these services are often unnecessary and ineffective. Guardianship and conservatorship are at one end of a continuum of social and legal measures that can be taken to help, but if a less restrictive alternative can provide adequate protection for the person, alternatives must be utilized to avoid guardianship and conservatorship. In this session we will explore the less restrictive alternatives to guardianship or conservatorship, the limitations and guardianship and conservatorship, and the role that family and professional fiduciaries play in ensuring the least restrictive options.

Learning Objectives
Attendees will: 

  1. Understand guardianship and conservatorship from statutory, practical, and ethical perspectives
  2. Understand limitations of guardianship and conservatorship and when it will and will not be helpful in addressing the client's needs.
  3. Understand viable less restrictive alternatives to guardianship, including emerging person-centered national trends. 

Registration, Networking, and Breakfast: 7:30 am
Presentation Begins: 8:00 am
Program Ends: 9:00 am

Anticipated CE: 1 CFP®1 MN Insurance & 1 CLE Credit

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