American Bar Association

Nevada: Non-profit law firm offers pro-bono help to Wards

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Note from Admin: It would be ironic if the source of funding for this non-profit law firm providing aid to potential wards was created by attorneys’ misuse of the attorneys’ IOLTA accounts. In other states, notably New Mexico, Florida, Colorado, and possibly Texas, AAAPG has seen attorneys mis-use their special, privileged IOLTA accounts, holding Wards’ principal (often in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars) in these special co-mingled accounts, whose misuse [- more...]

White Paper: What the hell is incapacity anyway?

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 4, 2015 What the hell is incapacity anyway? “The typical Ward has fewer rights than the typical convicted felon. It is in one short sentence… The most punitive civil penalty that can be levied against an American citizen with the exception of the death penalty.” ~ The late US Representative Claude Pepper…. But when it comes to locking you down permanently in a life sentence of guardianship, the court has to at least go through the motions of proving (if only to itself) that [- more...]