Free Britney! ...or Free Britney?

The Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section of the Barristers Club presents

Free Britney! ...or Free Britney? The Conservatorship Process Analyzed

Date Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Program 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Rowena C. Navia
Partner, Kato, Feder, & Suzuki

Barbara Simon
Professional Fiduciary and Enrolled Agent,
Simon Associates



 Melanie J. Emmons
Kato, Feder, & Suzuki

Should Britney have been conserved in the first place? What could have been done differently? And how can she or others like her get out of conservatorship? What is conservatorship?

Join us for a discussion with professionals such as a professional conservator who teaches about the duties and responsibilities a conservator should adhere to and an attorney who represents people like Britney but also family members of those conserved or fighting conservatorship. Gain a general overview about the process, what persons a conservatorship may be designed to help, and the possible ways to terminate a conservatorship when it is no longer necessary.


  • Brief Overview of what a Conservatorship is
  • When are conservatorships appropriate not appropriate?
  • Who is appropriate to serve as someone’s conservator and
  • What are the conservator’s duties to Britney?
  • What were Britney’s legal options and rights?
  • How can Britney get out of conservatorship, even if her father will no longer be the conservator?

Section Co-Chairs

Kit Driscoll, Coblentz Patch Duffy Bass LLP, Melanie Emmons, Kato Feder Suzuki & Richard Shu, Barulich Dugoni & Suttmann Law Group Inc.

Event Code: B211258

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10/27/2021 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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