|Iowa Supreme Court Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force seeks input, suggestions|
The Iowa Supreme Court Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force Steering Committee is actively seeking input from the bench and bar regarding issues and problems with the existing guardianship and conservatorship system and suggestions for improving the system. Any interested organization, agency or person may submit a written statement and request to present oral testimony.
According to the Iowa Supreme Court, there are currently 22,000 open guardianship and conservatorship cases. As the number of cases continues to grow, there is increasing recognition of the need for reform at the state and national levels.
The Iowa Supreme Court, like state courts across the country, is playing a leadership role in addressing guardianship and conservatorship challenges. The Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform is charged with the review of Iowa’s guardianship and conservatorship laws and procedures in order to ensure the system is efficient and responsive to the needs of Iowans.
Those interested in providing input to the Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force or learning more can view the request for input here. The deadline for submission of written testimony and to request the opportunity to present oral testimony is no later than the close of business Sept. 14. Individuals may contact Professor Josephine Gittler, member of the Task Force Steering Committee and co-coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.