2021 Fall Conference Curriculum

Wednesday, November 10

9:00AM – 10:20 AM Educational Session | Topic: Sticks and Stones: Ethical Limits on How Probate Judges Can Respond to Public Criticism Presented by Prof. Clare Norins, University of Georgia Law School, Director UGA Law School First Amendment Clinic

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Educational Session | Topic: The Special Peril Doctrine–Catastrophic Events Requiring a Finding of Death and the Protection of the Decedent’s Dependents, Presented by Kenneth J. Lackey, Esq., Law Office of Kenneth J. Lackey, LLC, Sea Girt, New Jersey

 Thursday, November 11

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM Educational Session | Topic: “Don’t Say It! Do Not Hit Send!” or Judges Behaving Badly and Other Ways to Leave the Bench Earlier than Planned–Ethics for Probate Court Judges, Presented by Col. Linda Murnane, of Counsel with Dave Cusack Law Office, LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio, Past Chair of the American Bar Association Judicial Division

11:20 AM – 12:15 PM Educational Session | Topic: Alternative Competency Program–Ending the Criminalization of Mental Illness, Presented by Judge Steven Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court, Florida

 Friday, November 12

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Educational Session | Topic: Recognizing, Confronting, and Combatting Elder Financial Abuse, Presented by Prof. Emerita Mary F. Radford, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Educational Session | Topic: AIM Judicial Guardianship Evaluation Worksheet, Presented by Bonnie J. Olsen, Ph.D., Lori Mars and Theresa Sivers-Teixeira, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California