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A Fresh Look at Guardianships, Conservatorships, Commitments and End of Life Care

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on September 29, 2022 at 9:00 am

This event is not sponsored by CPCS; Please contact the organizer listed below with any questions or concerns. 

The Social Law Library and Massachusetts Guardianship Association


A Fresh Look at Guardianships, Conservatorships, Commitments and End of Life Care

Two-Day Program

Day 1 Webinar: Thursday September 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

  • Opening Remarks by Chief Justice John Casey, Probate and Family Court Division
  • DCF involvement in Guardianships of Minor cases – How, When, Why and Which Court?
    • Hon. Kathleen A. Sandman, First Justice, Franklin Probate and Family Court
    • Hon. Carol A. Shaw, Justice, Juvenile Court
    • Karen Eaton, Esq., Department of Children and Families
    • Frances Weiner, Esq., CAFL
  • Conservatorships (Title TBA)
    • Judge, Probate and Family Court (TBA)
    • Christina T. Vidoli, Esq., Vidoli Couture, LLP
    • Rebecca Amaral, Professional Conservator, Amaral Associates


Day 2 Webinar: Thursday, September 29, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

  • Keynote Address by Evelyn Patsos, Esq., Office of Adult Guardianship & Conservatorship Oversight
  • Commitments and Discharge – Where do we go now?
    • Gregory P. Teran, Esq., CPCS
    • Jane Crosby, Esq., Legal Counsel, Vibra Hospital of Western Mass.
    • Case Manager/Discharge planner (TBA)
  • Navigating End of Life Care for Persons Under Guardianship
    • Judge, Probate and Family Court (TBA)
    • Ellen M. DiPaola, JD, President & CEO, Honoring Choices Massachusetts
    • Karen Talley, Director of Appeals, CPCS Mental Health Litigation
    • Lisa Killips, Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-BC

CPCS has approved 2.0 CLE credit hours for the CAFL panel for each day – and the MHLD panel  has approved 2.0 credits for Day One, and 3.0 credits for Day Two.


2 CLEs per day // Register Here


Social Law Library
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CLE Approved
CAFL, CAFL Appeals, Mental Health
# of CLE Credits