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Obtain practice tips and tools for handling guardianships 

Learn the fundamentals of guardianship law and practice in Pennsylvania. Our experienced faculty will guide you through the basic do’s and don’ts and help you sort out the ethical issues that often arise. You’ll learn how to represent an alleged incapacitated person, draft the guardianship petition, handle a guardianship hearing, and much more.

Master the fundamentals

  • Make sure you understand how and when to seek the appointment of a guardian
  • Get great tips for handling a guardianship hearing
  • Learn practical, tried and true tips for obtaining expert testimony
  • Discover what must be included in the guardian’s annual report
  • Explore ways to avoid getting caught in the snare of the ethical traps common to guardianship practice
  • Find out the circumstances sufficient to consider an “emergency” guardianship

Learn answers to your questions

  • How do I evaluate when guardianship is really appropriate?
  • To whom do I have an ethical obligation?
  • What must the guardianship petition contain?
  • How do I prepare for the hearing?
  • What are the responsibilities and the limitations placed on the guardian?
    And so much more!


*Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive 1 hour of ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.



Course Planners: Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., Esq., Richard D. Magee, Esq.


Course Materials

  • Course Book (2016-9251) — $69
  • Audio CD (ACD-9251) — $39
  • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9251) — $99
To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.


Product Information
Date Presented:
March 10, 2016 12:00 PM Eastern
4 hours, 15 minutes
Registration Fee:
Guardianship 101 (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast) - Part 1
Speaker Information
Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., Esq.   [ view bio ]
Marielle F. Hazen, Esq., CELA   [ view bio ]
Richard D. Magee, Jr., Esq.   [ view bio ]
Pamela S. Parascandola, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Guardianship 101 (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast) - Part 2
Guardianship 101 (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast) - Part 3
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Pennsylvania CLE
Substantive Credits: 3.00
Ethics Credits: 1.00
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  • Attend In-Person
    • PBI Conference Center 5080 Ritter Road Mechanicsburg PA 17055
  • Simulcast
    • Bar Association of Lehigh County 1114 Walnut Street Allentown PA 18102
    • Bucks County Bar Association 135 E. State Street Conference Rm. C Doylestown PA 18901
    • Centre Co. Bar Association Eugene Lederer Bar Center 232 Match Factory Place Bellefonte PA 16823
    • Chester County Bar Association 15 W. Gay Street West Chester PA 19380
    • Franklin County Bar Association 100 Lincoln Way East Suite E Chambersburg PA 17201
    • Lebanon County Bar Association 547 South Tenth St. Lebanon PA 17042
    • Lycoming Law Association 25 West Third Street Suite 803 Williamsport PA 17701
    • Monroe County Bar Center 913 Main Street Stroudsburg PA 18360
    • Montgomery Bar Association 100 W. Airy Street Norristown PA 19404
    • Penn State Cooperative Ext. of Lawrence Co. Lawrence County Courthouse 430 Court Street New Castle PA 16101
    • Westmoreland I.U. 7 102 Equity Dr. Greensburg PA 15601
    • York College of Pennsylvania Grantley Hall, Lower Level York PA 17405
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