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Webinar: Judicial Guardianship Evaluation Toolkit – A new tool for judges


Learn more about the Judicial Guardianship Evaluation Toolkit during this webinar on Tuesday, June 21, at 1 p.m. ET. Judges who preside over guardianship cases are required to make determinations of capacity and to decide whether a guardianship is necessary to protect individuals who are unable to make decisions on their own behalf. Developed for judges by judges in 22 states, the new Guardianship Evaluation Toolkit is a two-page fillable and printable PDF that contains a checklist of relevant factors designed to aid judges in integrating information from multiple sources. The tool also helps judges weigh potential risk factors for abuse in guardianships.

As one judge said, "Frankly, it just made me feel more comfortable with my own decisions in those cases, because sometimes later you think, 'Oh, I should have been considering, I wonder what would've happened if,’ and with this one [case with worksheet] you don’t. You pretty much know you considered everything you were supposed to consider and it's all right there."

Moderator: Diane Robinson, senior court research associate and Center for Elders and the Courts, NCSC


  • Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California
  • Circuit Court Judge Susie Norby, Clackamas County, Oregon

Register today.

For more information, contact Diane Robinson.