Nevada guardianship reform goes to Washington

Local advocate testifies before Special Committee.

News Story (Nevada)

Darcy Spears
KTNV (Las Vegas)
November 29, 2018

Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Guardianship

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada


Buckley took Nevada’s experience to the nation’s top-level lawmakers. In a hearing before the Senate Special Committee on Aging she talked of the crimes committed against elderly and disabled adults in Nevada, all under court approval…

“Guardians were being appointed without notice often when there was no real need for a guardian,” Buckley told senators. “The court bypassed family members to appoint professional guardians or others who proceeded to loot the estate and then isolate the individual from loved their loved ones.”