The Ethics of Aging Clients

Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.

Credit Hours:
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
WV - Ethics: 1.22 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
WA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
ME - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits

Running Time: 1 Hours, 1 Minutes
Faculty: Carolyn Rosenblatt - Dr. Mikol Davis -

Course Description

Learning Objectives After this course, attendees will be able to
  • Describe the reasons for concern over the issue of diminished capacity in older clients
  • Understand the differences among testamentary, contractual and financial capacity for decision making in their clients
  • Identify the nine domains of financial capacity
  • Describe criteria for a lawyer to use in assessing a client's capacity for decisions
  • State generally how to assess an aging client's basic abilities that demonstrate capacity for decisions
  • Identify alternatives to guardianship or conservatorship for clients as the least restrictive choices
  • Understand the lawyer's role in financial elder abuse prevention and ethical choices in whether to report abuse
  • Consider options when using mediation of elder related issues.