Conservatorship

Complaint filed with CA Bar over guardianship training program

Sunday, November 15, 2015The Spectrum Institute sent a letter to the California Bar Association on October 20, asking it to audit a Los Angeles Bar County Bar Association program designed to educate court-appointed attorneys for people who are the subject of conservatorships, or…

California bill provides new protections for voters with disabilities

Friday, October 23, 2015
Right to Vote under Conservatorship
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law October 10, which aims to ensure voters with intellectual disabilities are not illegally disqualified from voting. Currently under state law, people under guardianship, known as conservatorships…

DOJ investigating California voting system

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Voting Rights
The Department of Justice confirmed May 15 (PDF format), in a letter to the Judicial Council of California, that it is investigating the nation’s most populous state for violating federal voting and discrimination laws in regard to…