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Public Input on Guardianship

The Florida Supreme Court’s Guardianship Workgroup and Florida’s Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) announce the following public event to hear input on guardianship.

  • DATE: Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • TIME: 4–7 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Orange County Courthouse 425 North Orange Avenue, Suite 180 Orlando, Florida 32801

Members of the public will be able to share their concerns about guardianship and to identify possible solutions for those concerns. This event will help the Guardianship Workgroup and Florida’s WINGS advance guardianship reforms and increase the effectiveness of Florida’s guardianship systems.

Speakers are asked to address one of two questions:

  1. If you could make one change in Florida’s guardianship system, what would it be? or
  2. How can courts improve their processes to better ensure protection of the person, property, and rights of individuals who are under guardianship or who need assistance making decisions?

Comments should be succinct. A time limit will be imposed.

There is another way to make your voice heard. Comments may also be submitted through the WINGS website: https://flwings.flcourts.org

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation to participate should contact Melinda Coulter, 850-922-5618 or coulterm@flcourts.org, as far in advance as possible but preferably by January 19. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech impairment and who use specialized telephone equipment may contact Melinda Coulter through the Florida Relay Service, 7-1-1.

Financial support for this event has been provided by the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. Florida’s WINGS is supported by Grant No. 90EJIG0007-01-00 from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living or DHHS policy.