Conservatorship of Tedesco
Private Wealth Services attorney Jaime Herren authored a summary of the Conservatorship of Tedesco case for the California Lawyers Association Trust and Estates Section. This case highlights the probate court's authority to appoint counsel and deny proposed conflicted counsel in conservatorships. The appellate court affirmed that nonappointed counsel may not represent a conservatee unless approved by the probate court. This decision underscores the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest and preserving the conservatee's rights to representation in conservatorship proceedings.