Documents and pleadings which may be helpful to attorneys litigating or considering the litigation of disability law related cases are available by following the links below.
These documents do not constitute legal advice. Anyone engaged in legal action should consult with an attorney. Attorneys should make their own independent judgments. Local laws vary and the law may have changed since these documents were written. Litigants should fully research any claims or defenses before making them.
Guardian's authority to choose ward's friends 4/1/2001: Considers the extent of a guardian's legal authority to control with whom an adult ward can spend time and associate.
Interstate guardianships 6/1/1999: This paper addresses questions about the validity of a guardianship order from another jurisdiction. It is not unusual for people with disabilities who have guardians to be sent to another state to obtain specialized services.
An article exploring the contours of Rule 1.14 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.