Serving as the Eyes and Ears of the Court - Review of Guardianship to Protect Both the Incapacitated Person and Guardian (Virtual Event-Dauphin County)

  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Disability


Dauphin County Bar Association logoThe Dauphin County Bar Association is hosting a vritual training entitled Serving as the Eyes and Ears of the Court - Review of Guardianship to Protect both the Incapacitated Person and Guardian on August 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM.

The late Judge Todd A. Hoover established the Pro Bono Guardianship program in conjunction with the Dauphin County Bar Association to provide a way for the court to fulfill its oversight obligation for guardianships. This program provides a unique way for an attorney to fulfill their pro bono obligation. 

The monitor does not serve in the role of an attorney but visits with the incapacitated person and guardian at least once a year and submits a report to the Court. The reports alert the Court to any potential issues and it provides the guardian with a contact as they undertake the responsibility of making personal and financial decisions for the incapacitated person. The CLE will introduce attendees to the program and hopefully encourage more members of the bar to fulfill their pro bono obligations in this unique way.

  • Sandra Ann Ballard, Esq.
    Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Hon. Edward M. Marsico Jr.
    Dauphin County Common Pleas Judges
  • Deborah S. Freeman, Esq.
    Dauphin Court Administration Office
  • Mary Catherine Scott, Esq.
    Widener Univ. Commonwealth Law School
  • Bruce J. Warshawsky, Esq.
    Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C.
  • Jill M. Wineka, Esq.
    Purcell, Krug & Haller

Materials will be emailed to registrants by 12 Noon, Monday, August 23, 2021.

Registration Fees:

There is NO CHARGE if you are willing to participate in the Hon. Todd A. Hoover Pro Bono Guardian Monitor Program during the next year. Otherwise, the cost of the program is $10 for student members, $25 for paralegals, $30 for DCBA members or $45 for attorney non-members.

Registration Deadline: 12 noon Monday, August 23, 2021.

Registrants must also register separately with Zoom to receive a personalized Zoom login.

More Information

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Pursuant to Continuing Legal Education Rules, this program has been approved by the PA CLE Board for one hour of substantive *CLE credit for all attendees who participate in the complete program.

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board has adopted a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers' CLE requirement.

    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Dauphin County Bar Association
    (717) 232-7536