Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
Boston guardianship law firm of Blake & Associates is a proud sponsor of the 2014 World Congress on Adult Guardianship to be held in Arlington, Virginia, May 28-30, 2014.
The Congress, hosted by the National Guardianship Network in affiliation with the International Guardianship Network, is committed to ensuring excellence in guardianship practices around the world. The two host groups of the Congress examine and explore the concept of guardianship and fiduciary decision making through the lenses of public policy and recent clinical advancements in understanding capacity. The Congress itself is a collaborative meeting place for experts from around the globe. The attendees discuss and explore shared concerns as well as process ideas about overarching policies and practices to address numerous issues which arise in the realm of guardianship. Some of the topics that will be explored during this year’s conference include:
1. “Beyond Substituted Judgment and Best Interest: Can Improved Statutory Standards Produce Better Decision-Making Practices?” The overall focus being to discuss possible policy and legal reforms needed to more closely align the decisions guardians make to the desires and values of the incapacitated person.
2. “Comparative Prospective on Adult Guardianship” A panel discussion with experts from Japan, Great Britain, South Korea and the United States to discuss the various paradigms of guardianship globally. There will also be a specific emphasis in this panel on the recent reform initiatives of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in shaping guardianship policy.
3. “Adult Guardianship Decision – Making Process: Psychomorphological and Legal Perspective” Exploring the impact of various phobias and disorders and conflicts which may arise between the incapacitated person and his/her guardian during the course of treatment.
The sampling of topics above and the very existence of this Congress are just further examples of the increasingly globalized world in which we exist today. With an evolving global community it is becoming more common for families to settle within various countries spread throughout the globe. As an international city, Boston is home to some of the world’s foremost educational as well as clinical institutions. Located in the heart of Boston, Blake & Associates has kept abreast of not only the changing legal requirements for guardianship but also the medical advances in capacity examinations and treatments. As sponsors of the upcoming Congress, Blake & Associates looks forward to discussing the continued overlap of medicine and law, both domestic and international, which is inherent in guardianship proceedings.
About the firm:
The Boston law practice of Blake & Associates is the result of more than 40 years of passionate advocacy for our clients and their families to ensure that those who are charged with the responsibility of caring for aging parents, spouses, the mentally ill, and disabled children receive the legal services that they need. Located in Boston's Old City Hall, Blake & Associates is committed to providing much needed legal services for families in crisis who have a loved one suffering from diminished capacity. We understand the services available and the systems you must work through. Call and talk to our experienced attorneys to discuss your specific individual/family needs today at (617) 723-3224.