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CANHR Joins Disability Rights Organizations Supporting Britney Spears’ Right to Counsel of Her Choice

CANHR has joined with 26 other disability rights organizations to submit an amicus brief in the Britney Spears conservatorship case, arguing in support of Ms. Spears’ right to have a lawyer of her own choosing. Amazingly, California law is not totally clear about the rights of conservatees or proposed conservatees to select their own attorney. Courts sometimes refuse to allow attorneys selected by conservatees to serve their clients, instead imposing a more “amenable” court-appointed attorney to serve. Thanks to the ACLU for leading this effort to support conservatee rights.
(posted July 13, 2021)