Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2011
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Hearst
    Floor: Fourth Floor Level

    (Papers to be published in Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law and Policy)


    One or more presenters were selected from a call for papers.


    Does mental illness raise unique issues for guardianship?   Or, are models of guardianship or surrogate decision making developed for people with diminished cognitive capacity appropriately applied to  people with  mental illness?  Are different civil rights questions raised in these different circumstances?   Relatedly, do lawyers face different ethical questions in dealing with guardianship or surrogacy issues involving clients with mental illness and clients with diminished mental capacities?   For example, in the realm of legal ethics, Rule 1.14 of the American Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct (“Clients with Diminished  Capacity”) allows lawyers to make disclosures when a client is unable  to protect her own interests; this ABA rule was constructed with the example of elderly clients with cognitive impairments at the forefront.  A call for papers on these or related issues was issued. 


    Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

Session Speakers
Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Session Fees
  • 6270 Law and Mental Disability: $0.00