This presentation provides a more in-depth understanding of when
a guardianship is needed, the different types of guardianships, the role of
court appointed counsel, and the responsibilities and reporting requirements of
the guardian. We will also explore options for supported decision making when a
guardianship is not appropriate. This presentation will also discuss applying
for entitlements like supplemental security income, Medicaid, educational
entitlement in the school system, and services through the New Jersey of
Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Registration is Required.
On the day before the program you will be sent the Zoom meeting information by email. Please note that if you are using Zoom on a tablet or smartphone you will need to download the Zoom app.
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Tina M. James
is an attorney and advocate. Her legal work focuses on estate planning and administration, guardianship and decision making, disability discrimination, and special needs planning for individuals with disabilities and their families.
She previously worked with a boutique law firm serving people with disabilities and their families, as a litigator with a national law firm, and served as a judicial law clerk in the New Jersey Appellate Division. She has successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court as well as other state and federal courts. Tina was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2015 and 2016.
Tina received her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, Douglass College.
Personally, and professionally, Tina is committed to promoting all aspects of diversity and inclusion. She volunteers with a variety of non-profit organizations serving children and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Diversity Council.