Guidelines for Court Appointed Attorneys
Date: Oct 25, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Hon. Therese A. Cunningham
- Gary R. Chiusano
- Sussex County Surrogate, Newton
- Kristi Jasberg Robinson, Esq.
- Administrative Office of the Courts, Trentonserves as Chief, Civil Practice Liaison, Civil Practice Division of the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts in Trenton, New Jersey. Her responsibilities include overseeing the New Jersey Judiciary Guardianship Monitoring Program and serving as AOC staff to several statewide Judiciary conferences and committees devoted to probate, chancery and civil litigation issues. Prior to joining the AOC in August 2011, she worked as an attorney in private practice and in her most recent role as a staff attorney at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, managed large-scale electronic discovery review and production in mass torts and product liability matters.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Ms. Robinson has been a member of the National and Mid-Atlantic Associations for Court Management. She has served as a panelist for continuing legal education courses on guardianship and other topics, and was a workgroup member and contributor to the National Association for Court Management’s 2013-2014 Adult Guardianship Guide.
Ms. Robinson received her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and her J.D. from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board.
This informative and practical seminar is for attorneys that receive court appointments in various capacities in adult guardianship matters, and for those looking to serve in such roles for the benefit of vulnerable adults who are alleged to be incapacitated. In May 2021, the Supreme Court promulgated revised Guidelines for Court-Appointed Attorneys in Guardianship Matters to prepare attorneys for these critically important appointments. Learn everything you need to know about the revised Guidelines and other new relevant adult guardianship initiatives from the past year.
- An Overview of the Guidelines
- Standard Procecdures
- Potential Issues Unique to Guardianship Matters
- Ethical Issues
- New Form Report of Court-Appointed Counsel for Alleged Incapacitated Person
- New Background Screening Policy for Proposed Guardians of Incapacitated Adults
- Exemption from Madden Requirement for Attorneys who Provide Pro Bono Services in Adult Guardianship Matters