Free Britney! Do probate & family courts have too much power to control individual autonomy?


Thu Oct 14 2021 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Tombstone Brewing North | Phoenix, AZ

Free Britney! Do probate & family courts have too much power to control individual autonomy?
The recent high-profile controversy about the continuing—now 13 years—conservatorship over Britany Spears has been covered by everyone from US Weekly to the New Yorker to multiple law reviews and journals. Is the court’s power to take away individual decision-making in that case typical? How do Arizona courts exercise power over adults’ individual autonomy outside the criminal context, particularly in Probate, Mental Health, and Family Courts? What issues should a group of people who “believe and trust that individual citizens can make the best choices for themselves and society” be focused on when examining the exercise of these paternalistic powers?
Our guest speakers will address these questions and more. We are pleased to welcome:
Moderator: Justice Ann Scott Timmer—Vice Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court and Chair of 2010 Committee on Improving Judicial Oversight and Processing of Probate Matters.
Judge Jay Polk—Presiding Judge, Probate and Mental Health Dept., Maricopa County Superior Court.
Sey In—Staff Attorney, AZ Center for Disability Law.
Keith Berkshire—Founding Partner, Berkshire Law Office PLLC.
6-8 PM | Thursday 10/14 | Tombstone Brewing Co.
Up to 1.5 credits CLE offered.
1 drink included with admission.
Registration online only.
No recording allowed; all media inquiries to Kileen Lindgren [email protected]
Where is it happening?
Tombstone Brewing North, 3935 E Thomas Rd, 85018, Phoenix, AZ AZ, Phoenix, United States

USD 25

Host or PublisherThe Federalist Society - Phoenix Lawyers’ Chapter
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