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Britney Spears and the Conservatorship Con

A conservatorship, also known as a guardianship in most states, is the court-ordered assignment of the responsibility for care and the conservation of the estate of an incapacitated person to a third party. The probate court system, where these orders originate in California, has been highlighted in the media for decades for dysfunction that can provide a safe haven for predatory and parasitic attorneys.

Too often, vulnerable adults under the “protection of the court” are not protected. Unscrupulous conservators and guardians protected by influential attorneys neglect and exploit the very people they claim to safeguard.

The Britney Spears case exposed to the world what thousands of people nationwide each year are experiencing; the deceitful side of conservatorship.

Meet four dedicated activists who are counseling victims and their loved ones, and demanding state and federal reforms to prevent abuse. They will speak about who the victims are and how estate trafficking and fraudulent adult guardianships and conservatorships occur. They will also explain important steps you can take to protect yourself or a loved one.

What is needed for California and federal legislation to reform the system? Our experts will explore how the #FreeBritney movement will likely end.


Denise Michaud


MLF: Grownups

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Rick Black

Executive Director, CEAR (Charlotte, NC)

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Thomas Coleman

Attorney; Executive Director and Founder, Spectrum Institute (Palm Springs, CA)

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Lisa MacCarley

Attorney; Founder, Bettys Hope

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Leanne Simmons

Human Rights Advocate; Entertainment Industry Professional; Co-manager, @FreeBritneyLA

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Dr. Gloria Duffy

President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator