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senior citizens, legal services, guardianship, Joan O'Sullivan


This is a revised and updated version of The Guardianship Handbook: A Guide to Adult Guardianship and Guardianship Alternatives (1998) by Joan O'Sullivan. Professor O'Sullivan was a member of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law faculty. During her career she represented thousands of low-income seniors and served as a mentor to legal services advocates in Maryland. This revision of the Handbook is dedicated to Professor Sullivan and her tireless work to preserve the individual rights and dignity of the elderly.

A Spanish language version of the Handbook was published in 2013 and is available at:


Elder Law | Health Law and Policy

Recommended Citation

Rowthorn, Virginia and Ellen A. Callegary, eds. Guardianship and Its Alternatives: A Handbook on Maryland Law. Baltimore, MD, Law & Health Care Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Maryland State Bar Association, 2011.