An overview of the latest changes in Guardianship pertaining the to the Chapter 744 that will go into effect July 1, 2020. Specifically, professional guardians and potential conflicts of interest that should be addressed and referenced in the Petition. Also discussed are the issues concerning Do Not Resuscitate Orders, and the new procedure under the statute. the practicality of having an evidentiary hearing and obtaining an expert witness via video conferencing software and potential issues that may arise under the statute and how to avoid them.
Protecting attorney-client privilege in the digital age takes on many shapes and sizes, but remains paramount nonetheless. At the same time, lawyers must understand current technology and how it may benefit the practice of law. These two responsibilities may unknowingly conflict with each other, leading to potentially devastating consequences for unwary attorneys and their clients.