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Read our Commentary on Reforming PA’s Guardianship in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania needs to reform its guardianship system and ensure a right to counsel for its most vulnerable citizens. Read SeniorLAW Center’s Op-Ed in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, co-authored with colleagues Pam Walz and Sam Brooks of CLS. Imagine a legal proceeding where all of your rights are taken from you and given to someone else. You may have never met that person who now controls your life decisions. You likely did not have an attorney representing you and you may not even have been present at the hearing. Suddenly you have no control over your money, your home, or possessions, where you live, who you interact with, or what health care you receive. Sounds like incarceration, right? It’s not. You aren’t being accused of a crime, and in Pennsylvania, if you can’t afford an attorney, you have no right to have one appointed to represent you. Click here to read more.

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