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An (Award Winning!) History of Rhode Island Guardianship Laws

This is just a quick follow-up to a post I shared back in May about an article I wrote on the evolution of guardianship in Rhode Island, which was published in the Rhode Island Bar Journal.

I am now thrilled to share that the article was the winner of the 2016 Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. Writing Award! It was an honor to receive the award at the Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting awards reception last month.

And now, on to the main point of today’s post. An expanded, full-length version of that article has now been published in the Summer 2016 issue of the Roger Williams University Law Review.

From the dark period beginning in the 1700s to the present day provisions, the 35-page article provides an in-depth look at the evolution of guardianship laws in our state, and in particular, the grounds for the initiation of a guardianship proceeding and the procedural rights of the individual for whom the guardianship is sought.


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