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VAP Pro Bono Collaborative ECHO Sessions – Adult Guardianship 101, Part 4: Post-Adjudication Issues

April 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by: Patricia M. Galindo, Esq.- Supervising Attorney, Administrative Office of the Courts

Patricia Galindo has been licensed to practice law for over 25 years. She has extensive legal experience in both civil and criminal matters working with the State of New Mexico, City of Albuquerque and private law firms. She has varied litigation experience as a prosecutor and in private civil practice. 

Ms. Galindo is currently a supervising attorney for the Administrative Office of the Courts. She supervises the Guardianship Annual Report Review Division (GARRD) and is the subject matter expert for the judiciary on adult guardianship and conservatorship, intimate partner violence, and federal firearm prohibitions.  She provides systemic and policy support to the judiciary on the assigned subject matters.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – Part 1: Petition to Hearing
  • Part 1 – Petition to Hearing will include: concepts in filing for adult guardianship and conservatorship; common scenarios; and an in-depth discussion of the AG process from filing of the petition until the hearing
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – Part 2: Appointing 3 Professionals & Filing Their Reports
  • Part 2 – Appointing the 3 Professionals & Filing Their Reports:  Discussion of the 3 professionals whom petitioner must name to assist in determining the functional limitations and capacity of the alleged incapacitated person; the responsibilities of the Guardian ad Litem, Qualified Healthcare Professional, and Court Visitor; and filing of the professional reports.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024 – Part 3: Dealing with Family Conflict
  • Part 3 – Dealing with Family Conflict:  This session will include discussion of how to stay focused on the best interests of the alleged incapacitated person (AIP) when family members disagree on the AIP’s care or asset management, including options to keep costs down to preserve the AIP estate.
  • Tuesday, April 09, 2024 – Part 4: Post-Adjudication Issues
  • Part 4 – Post Adjudication Issues:  This session will focus on issues that arise after issuance of the guardianship orders, including bonding requirements, required reports from guardian/conservator, on-going judicial review, audits, and grievances.

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April 9
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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