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First of Required Adult Guardianship Education Courses to Begin

Adult guardian education courses through the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College will begin next week.

The June 24 and 25 sessions at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center will focus on guardianship fundamentals that are required under new rules that took effect June 1. The one-time, six-hour course will include details about a guardian’s responsibilities, reporting requirements, and the rights of adult wards. Courses will be offered monthly and throughout Ohio.

“We’ve developed courses, one for attorneys and other professional guardians and a second one for layperson guardians, that will both be provided free of charge,” Judicial College Director Christy Tull said. “The education will guide the guardians to promote effective care and management of the many adult Ohioans under guardianship.”

In addition to 16 live course offerings scheduled through the end of 2015, the Judicial College will also offer interactive live seminars broadcasted to local communities beginning in August.  Online courses will also be available later in 2015. The 2016 course schedule will be released later this summer.

Guardians appointed after June 1, 2015, are required to complete a fundamentals course within six months of their appointment date. Guardians appointed on or before June 1, 2015, will have until June 1, 2016, to complete the course.

Updates of the education schedule and a video explaining the new adult guardianship rules are available online.