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SDMNY Project Director Kristin Booth Glen spoke on an American Bar Association webinar on supported decision-making entitled, “Supported Decision Making as a Less Restrictive Alternative to Guardianship: What Judges Need to Know." Alongside other legal experts and judges in the field, she discussed how judges can learn from supported decision-making, where an individual with disabilities can choose a trusted person or persons to actively support them in making decisions.
Speakers include: Robert Fleischner, assistant director, Center of Public Representation; Kristin Booth Glen, retired judge and dean emerita, CUNY School of Law; Nathan L. Hecht, chief justice, Texas State Supreme Court and Frances M. Doherty, judge, Second Judicial Court of Nevada.
Why supported decision making has gained recognition as a less restrictive alternative to guardianship
Recent support for court supported decision-making systems
Historical and recent updates to Texas and Delaware’s laws recognizing supported decision- making agreements
In August 2017, the ABA House of Delegates adopted a resolution on supported decision-making and its use as a less restrictive alternative to guardianship.
The event is co-sponsored by the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, ABA Judicial Division, and the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.
The webinar was recorded and is available for download following this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/886667455512124419.