Free Training Offered for Court-Appointed Attorneys in Guardianship Proceedings

Mid-Shore Pro Bono

Department of Juvenile and Family Services of the Administrative Office of the Courts – Programs Division, will be hosting two free trainings for court-appointed attorneys in guardianship proceedings.

Unless waived by the court, attorneys appointed to represent alleged disabled persons and minors in proceedings to establish guardianship must be trained in the aspects of guardianship law and practice in conformance with the Maryland Guidelines for Court-Appointed Attorneys in Guardianship Proceedings. These programs conform with the Guidelines.

You must be a member of the Maryland bar to attend.

One of the trainings will be held at Chesapeake College on September 6th, and an additional training is being offered on October 3rd in Bethesda. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Click here for more details and to register.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono

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