Identifying and Implementing Decision-making Options
The American Bar Association developed a PRACTICAL Tool which aims to help lawyers identify and implement decision-making options for individuals with disabilities that are less restrictive than guardianship.
“PRACTICAL” is an acronym for nine steps for lawyers to identify these options. The lawyer can use the PRACTICAL checklist of steps during the client interview and immediately after to assist in case analysis. The steps blend in naturally with the case interview process. Lawyers serving in different roles may use the steps differently. Please review the video below regarding this tool.