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Conservators Cannot Represent Conservatees In Pro Per (Without Counsel) in Legal Proceedings

In California, the Courts may appoint a conservator for any individual who is gravely disabled due to a mental disorder.  (Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 5350.)  Gravely disabled means a condition in which a person, as a result of mental disorder, is unable to provide for his or her basic personal need for food, clothing, or shelter.  (Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 5008.)  Once appointed, the Court may grant a conservator substantial powers, including the power to require the conservatee to receive medical attention and, when granted by the Court, the power to place the conservatee in a psychiatric nursing facility.   (Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 5358.) While granted substantial powers, conservators, who are unlicensed to practice law, must remember that they

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