Event Start:
10/01/2020 4:00 PM
Event End:
10/01/2020 6:00 PM

DATE & TIME: Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Lisa Cukier, Esq.,
Burns & Levinson (moderator)
Hon. Kathryn M. Bailey,
Probate and Family Court
Hon. George F. Phelan,
Probate and Family Court
Hon. Edward Donnelly, Fiduciary Litigation Session, Probate and Family Court
Joseph Bierwirth, Esq.,
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Mark Swirbalus, Esq., Goulston & Storrs

The procedural face of guardianship/conservatorship law and the rise of telepsychiatry altered and enhanced mental health law during the COVID-19 Shelter and its positive reverberations continue. Medical Certificates are now prepared using HIPAA compliant technologies. Hearings are conducted by phone at a fraction of the legal fee cost to litigants. Appointments of SPRs occur immediately, and can be extended administratively. Estate matters that otherwise took weeks to get before a judge can now take days. Trust litigation continues to tick along smoothly and Case Management Conferences are now capable of expedition through stipulation. Notably, the Fiduciary Litigation Session has survived restrictions on recall in the judiciary. The procedural changes and enhancements have made the everyday procedural challenges of fiduciary litigation far easier and more streamlined. But has Due Process suffered?

Topics that will be covered in the webinar include:

• Trust litigation and the types of emergencies that can get heard.
• SPR appointments and how to expedite it.
• Financial exploitation
• Guardianship and conservatorship changes to practice.
• Due Process concerns
• Telepsychiatry

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at msaporito@socialaw.com. Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. Most downloads include print material and are $19.95 each. This product purchase is separate from CLE registration and is not included in the price of a CLE registration. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.

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