When a client discloses a terrible truth or reveals an unspeakable purpose, what obligations and limitations do the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct place on an attorney? This fast-paced presentation explores the unexpected answers given by the Texas Rules using both recent and historical real-world cases. more »
Clinton Wayne Alexander, Kelley M. Bentley, Joy Marie Eckelkamp, Hon. Guy Herman, Craig Hopper, Hon. Steve M. King, Sarah Patel Pacheco, Patricia F. Sitchler
Total Credit Hours Available: 4.25 | 1.50 ethics | 4.25 guardianship
Session 1: The Role of the Guardian (1.00 hr | 0.50 hr ethics | 1.00 hr guardianship)
An examination of the duties and responsibilities of a guardian under Texas law and guardianship administration from initiation to closing, including the code requirements of selling and leasing property, ethical issues and more.
Clinton Wayne Alexander, Barnes Lipscomb Stewart - Austin, TX
Session 2: The Role of the Ad Litem (1.00 hr | 0.50 hr ethics | 1.00 hr guardianship)
An overview of the responsibilities of the attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem in guardianship proceedings with an emphasis on practical application of the statutes, conduct in uncontested and contested proceedings and pointers on applications for fees. The materials include numerous checklists, comprehensive references and forms.
Session 3: Alternatives to Guardianship (1.00 hr | 0.25 hr ethics | 1.00 hr guardianship)
A discussion of less restricted alternatives to guardianship, as well as supports and services available to proposed wards.
Session 4: Guardianship Issues for the Impaired Divorce Client (0.75 hr | 0.25 hr ethics | 0.75 hr guardianship)
Session 5: Guardianship for the Medicaid Recipient (0.50 hr |0.50 hr guardianship)
A discussion on guardian compensation, Medicaid spend down considerations, and transfers and gifts of the ward’s assets in relation to Medicaid qualification. more »
Cristina Platon Camarata, Gary J. Campbell, Shawn I. Carter, Janna Countryman, Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, June A. Mann, Bryan W. McDaniel, Layla D. Milligan, Theda W. Page, Eduardo V. Rodriguez, Stephen G. Wilcox