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Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity

February 9, 2021, by Daniel McGowan, on Ethics and Malpractice Claims |

Estate planning clients are aging.  In 2050 the population over age 65 is projected to be 83.7 billion.  Ohio has more than 2.5 million people over the age of 70.

Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals both offer geriatric (or senior) assessment programs:

a) Cleveland Clinic 

b) University Hospitals

For lawyers, there are issues relating to safeguarding client privacy and confidentiality addressed in Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct 1.14