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July 18, 2014

By A. Frank Johns


There is a price for not talking.


Family conversations concerning long-term care and end-of-life issues are some of the most difficult. That is why they are so often avoided. Their difficulty makes them so anxiety driven and emotionally draining that...

June 26, 2014


By Abe Johns


North Carolina and 40 other states will fail to meet compliance with the new accountability framework for students with disabilities announced by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, on Tuesday. 


Compliance will consider not only the amount of suppor...

June 4, 2014


Below is the introduction to Chapter 2: A Modern History of Guardianship Law, by attorney A. Frank Johns, from the new book Comparative Perspectives on Adult Guardianship, edited by A. Kimberley Dayton, and published by Carolina Academic Press. To purchase the book, v...

May 30, 2014

Posting by A. Frank Johns, JD, LLM, CELA, CAP

Chair, National Guardianship Network


The last day of the Congress began with a showcase general session on reform in Japan and China. Prominent academics presented the difficulties in their countries when confronting their...

May 29, 2014

Posting by A. Frank Johns, JD, LLM, CELA, CAP

Chair, National Guardianship Network


Today is the second day of the 3rd World Congress on Adult Guardianship. We heard from Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Administration on Community Living.


During today...

March 31, 2014

By Kristy Andraos

Are powers of attorney a good alternative to guardianship?

I was posed this question at the Arc of Greensboro’s annual Self-Advocates Conference last Saturday. Attendees, ages ranging from early 20’s to mid-50’s, poured in for the conference from al...

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