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Nevada Supreme Court appoints 20 to guardian commission

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court has appointed 20 people to the Permanent Guardianship Commission.

The commission will be chaired by Justice James W. Hardesty and comprised of judges, private and public guardians, lawyers and others, the court said Thursday.

The commission will make recommendations the Nevada Supreme Court for rules on administering guardianship cases and provide oversight for implementation of new guardianship reform laws.

Five bills aimed at reforming the system were signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval this year.

Laws included creation of a State Guardianship Compliance Office in the Administrative Office of the Courts, a Guardianship Bill of Rights, and mandatory appointment of legal counsel. The law creating the State Guardianship Compliance Office goes into effect January 1, 2018.

The commission’s first meeting is expected to be in October.

Contact Ben Botkin at bbotkin@reviewjournal.com or 775-461-0661. Follow @BenBotkin1 on Twitter.

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