Hot Topics in Adult Guardianship


Join the MSBA Elder Law and Disability Rights Section for the newest presentation of Adult Guardianships in Maryland on Wednesday, February 19th at the at the Loyola Graduate Center, Columbia Campus in Columbia, MD.​

Experienced practitioners will review the latest topics of New Rule Changes in Maryland Guardianships, Alternatives to Guardianship and more! The program will include recent case studies. This program geared towards experienced Guardianship attorneys who already have the Nuts & Bolts.

If you cannot join us in Columbia, the program will be webcast live concurrently and available online on-demand a week after the program.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Elder Law
Estates and Trusts Practice
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045 US
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Feb 19, 2020
8:10 am - 1:20 pm EDT
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045 US
Total CLE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


Day 1

8:00 am
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sharon Marie Donahue
9:05 am
New Rule Changes in Maryland Guardianships
Nisa Charmaine Subasinghe

A review of the new rules with legislative background on these changes.

10:05 am
Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults under Guardianship
Barrett R King

A discussion financial exploitation, emotional and sexual exploitation of vulnerable adults by guardians and the attorney’s role in protecting their client when this occurs.

11:05 am
11:20 am
Alternatives to Guardianship
Megan Ashley Rusciano

A review of Supported Decision-Making, Consent Forms, Powers of Attorney and alternative approaches to formal guardianship proceedings.

12:20 pm
Case Studies
Sharon Marie Donahue

Hypothetical issues in the form of 2 case studies for discussion focusing on financial exploitation, emotional exploitation and when a third party guardian (guardian of last resort) may be necessary.

1:20 pm
Program Adjourns


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Hot Topics in Adult Guardianship