Effective December 1, 2011, proposed guardians and/or conservators in the Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County, MN), must view an educational video prior to the initial hearing.They will also be required to submit a modified version of the acceptance and oath, stating that they have viewed the video.
The purpose of the video is to educate proposed guardians and conservators on their duties prior to the initial hearing. The video has 7 segments, totaling 34 minutes in length. The segments are on the following topics: Introduction to Guardianship/Conservatorship; What Guardianship is Not; Less Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship and Conservatorship; Roles and Responsibilities of a Guardian; Roles and Responsibilities of a Conservator; Annual Reporting Requirements; Common Issues and Problems.
The full press release, detailing the new requirements, can be found on the Minnesota State Court website here.
The video itself, along with a link to the modified Oath and Acceptance form, can be found on the Hennepin County Probate Court website here.