Diminished Capacity: Legal Representation with Knowledge, Compassion and Ethics
Created on September 17, 2020
Diminished capacity is a general term, but it has far-reaching implications for that person's life and the attorney who represents or counsels them. The course, presented by experienced elder law practitioner Veronica Escobar, will define what diminished capacity is, and the medical or psychiatric conditions that create it. It will also examine how and when attorneys can work with these persons (or not), as established by our ethics rules.
Determine the answer to the following question: what is capacity?
Define diminished capacity
Identify the medical or psychiatric conditions that create diminished capacity
Review the signs of diminished capacity
Know whether an elder law or estate planning attorney can work with a client with diminished capacity
Examine the ethical issues and ethics rules implicated when addressing diminished capacity
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