ISBA Ethics Opinions on Guardians and Guardianship
Obligation of lawyer acting as a Guardian ad litem in adoption proceeding to contact petitioners' counsel prior to interviewing petitioners or minors at issue
Court appointed guardian ad litem for minor may represent that minor in personal injury litigation arising out of matter in which attorney acted as guardian ad litem
Duty to disclose theft of estate assets by guardian
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