Law 101

Seniors and Disability

The senior and disabled members of our community face a variety of legal issues ranging from estate planning and decedent’s estates issues; public benefits such as Social Security and Medicare; conservatorship and related issues for those unable to care for their own personal, health or financial matters; and a variety of legal issues related to discrimination and public accommodations.

Community Resources

Social Security Seniors
Adult Protective Services Senior Legal Hotline Elder and Health Law Clinic Western States Pension Assistance Project HICAP Services of No Cal (Medicare)
Disability Rights California  


The Sacramento County Public Law Library has links to some of the forms useful in dealing with health and financial management. The Judicial Council creates others. For other situations, you may need to create your own forms. Our Legal Research Guides & Step by Steps have instructions and samples for many commonly-used forms.

Form Resources

Legal forms Power of Attorney Forms for Power of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Directives.

Research Guides

The Law Librarians have created these research guides as an aid for those starting a legal research project. These guides recommend print and electronic resources that will help you find answers to your law-related questions. Many guides provide step-by-step information, as well as sample forms, for common legal procedure

Common Questions

The Law Librarians write articles on a variety of common legal issues.


Sacramento County Superior Court requires prospective conservators to view an approved videotaped presentation on the duties and responsibilities of conservators. (Local Rule 4.40).

After viewing the video, complete the Sacramento County local form:
Verification that Video Tape of Conservator’s Duties has been Viewed (PR-E-LP-020)

Conservatorship video With Heart: Understanding Conservatorship Satisfies Sacramento County's requirement for prospective conservators.

Additional Videos

Videos from courts and attorneys discussing obtaining conservatorships, alternatives to conservatorships, and more. Most information sould apply throughout California, but check with your local court for additional forms and requirements.

Conservatorship of the Person (Riverside CA) Explains process, notice requirements, temporary conservatorships, and more.
Alternatives to Limited Conservatorship Explains alternatives in California for persons with developmental disabilities.
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