Endnotes and Resources: Adult Guardianships


1  The following definitions are consistent with the definitions used by the Court Statistics Project (CSP).  For the exact CSP definitions, visit the CSP home page at www.ncsconline.org/D_Research/csp/CSP_Main_Page.html, where you can view the State Court Guide to Statistical Reporting.

2  At the time of this writing, LB157 was being debated, with the expectation that the bill will be signed into law by the end of the legislative session (June 2011).

3  The CEC was made possible through a generous grant from the Retirement Research Foundation of Chicago.

4  The National Guardianship Network includes AARP; Alzheimer’s Association; ABA Commission on Law and Aging; ABA Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Center for Guardianship Certification; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; National Center for State Courts; National College of Probate Judges; and the National Guardianship Association. 

5  Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993—Sec. 13712 (PL 103-66).


Center for Elders and the Courts.  National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Va.  www.eldersandcourts.org

Conference of State Court Administrators (2010).  “The Demographic Imperative: Guardianships and Conservatorships.” COSCA White Paper. www.eldersandcourts.org/docs/CCJ_Guardianship.pdf

Government Accountability Office (2010).  “Guardianships:  Cases of Financial Exploitation, Neglect, and Abuse of Seniors.”  Report to the Chairman, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate.  GAO-10-1046. www.gao.gov/new.items/d101046.pdf

— (2004).  “Guardianships:  Collaboration Needed to Protect Incapacitated Elderly People.”  Report to the Chairman, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate.  GAO-04-655.  www.gao.gov/new.items/d04655.pdf

Smith, G. H., and H. Kohl (2007).  “Guardianship for the Elderly:  Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Seniors with Reduced Capacity.”  Report, United States Senate, December. www.guardianship.org/reports/Guardianship_Report.pdf

Uekert, B. K. (2010).  “Adult Guardianship Court Data and Issues:  Results from an Online Survey.”  Report prepared for the CCJ-COSCA Joint Task Force on Elders and the Courts by the National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Va. http://eldersandcourts.org/docs/GuardianshipSurveyReport.pdf

Uekert, B. K., and T. Dibble (2008).  “Guardianship of the Elderly: Past Performance and Future Promises,” 23:4 Court Manager 11.