Nina Kohn Issues Call to Action on Guardianship Reform

Nina Kohn (’03), Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law, contributed an opinion to Bloomberg Law’s Expert Views on Adult Guardianship urging states to adopt The Uniform Law Commission’s model legislation which prohibits courts from granting guardians powers that aren’t necessary, requires termination of certain powers and facilitates family involvement (“Modern Laws and Out-of-Court Solutions Can Advance Guardianship,” Mar. 9). “There is widespread agreement among guardianship experts and advocacy organizations that states should adopt this legislation to better serve needy residents. . . . Each of us has the potential to become a person subject to guardianship. Each of us has the potential to find a loved one entrapped in the guardianship system. It’s time to contact elected representatives and demand guardianship reform.”