Elder Law & Ethics: Competency

Many legal hotline advocates encounter issues associated with competency when working with older clients. This webinar, part of a three-part series, explores this issue in detail and provides insight on how to deal with competency on various levels.

This webinar addresses:

  • how to distinguish between two different types of competency questions that arise in practice
  • how to apply checklists to analyze those questions
  • how ethics rules affect your analysis
  • practical tips for dealing with these issues


  • Professor Kimberly E. O’Leary, Director of the 60+ Elderlaw Clinic at Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Webinar Video

Webinar Materials

Other Materials

Client Authorized Disclosures After Representation
Client Authorized Disclosure During Representation
Disclosure Forms Information Sheet
How to Handle a Capacity Issue that Arises During Representation
How to Handle a Capacity Issue with a Prospective Client