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Community Law Day Offers Guardianship Workshop

Annual event will focus on five key reforms in guardianship law, as well as address estate planning.
Business and Community  |  Aug 8, 2017  |  By UNLV News Center
Media Contact: Michael Bertetto, (702) 895-5869,
A law professor and legal professionals consult with a client.

From left, Boyd professor of law Elizabeth MacDowell, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Executive Director Barbara Buckley, and Legal Aid paralegal Violeta Mendez, speak with a client at last year's Community Law Day. 

The William S. Boyd School of Law and its local partners invite those looking to learn more about the recently reformed laws of guardianship to a free workshop in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26.

Gov. Brian Sandoval recently signed five new guardianship law reforms following multiple recommendations from the Nevada Supreme Court’s Commission to Study the Administration of Guardianships in Nevada’s Courts report. Significant changes enacted by the legislature include a Guardianship Bill of Rights, mandatory legal counsel, creation of a State Guardianship Compliance Office, and expansion of the state’s Lockbox Program.

In addition to an overview of these reforms, information and assistance for documenting estate planning wishes also will be provided. Specific topics to be covered are wills and trusts, financial power of attorney with the required forms, a living will lockbox registration agreement, and advanced directives for health care with an opportunity to complete the necessary forms. The day will end with time to seek complimentary legal consultations.

Seats are limited so community members wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP online. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Organizations also involved in this effort include: the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services, and the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program.


About the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Founded in 1998, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law has nearly 400 students and offers three juris doctor degree programs: a full-time day program, a part-time day program, and a part-time evening program. The school also offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Gaming Law and Regulation and three dual degree programs: a J.D./MBA, a J.D./M.S.W., and a J.D./Ph.D. It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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