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June 24, 2021
Press Release: National Guardianship Network Calls for Reforms to US Guardianship System
During the week of May 10, 2021, the National Guardianship Network, with the support of the State Justice Institute, the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging, and the Syracuse University College of Law, brought together 125 advocates, family guardians, judges, lawyers, scholars, and other stakeholders for the Fourth National Guardianship Summit. These participants gathered virtually for four days to discuss the current state of the nation’s adult guardianship system and develop recommendations for reform and improvement around the theme of maximizing autonomy and ensuring accountability. At the conclusion of the summit, delegates approved 22 final recommendations to improve and reform the adult guardianship system in the United States.

November 23, 2020
WINGS Briefing Paper: Advancing Guardianship Reform and Promoting Less Restrictive Options
The Commission on Law and Aging of the American Bar Association announces a groundbreaking publication. The WINGS Briefing Paper presents the Commission’s project findings and conclusions about WINGS and (1) describes the challenges of adult guardianship reform and the rationale for creating WINGS; (2) discusses the potential for applying a national Court Improvement Program model to the adult guardianship system; and (3) makes recommendations for next steps in federal policy.

April 22, 2020
FAQs by Guardians About the COVID-19 Pandemic
The National Guardianship Association, along with the American Bar Association Commission on Law andAging and the National Center for State Courts, recognizes that guardians have many questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting their responsibilities. Together they have developed some answers to questions we are hearing from guardians. Throughout this FAQ, they provide suggestions and resources to help you navigate through this pandemic.

May 16, 2019
New Free Online Training Resource Released by National Center for State Courts and ABA Commission on Law and Aging
We are pleased to announce a free, online training resource, Finding the Right Fit: Decision-Making Supports and Guardianship. This course was created by the National Center for State Courts, with assistance from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. See the course flyer in the right column.