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Probate Volunteer Panel

What is the Probate Volunteer Panel?

The Probate Volunteer Panel (PVP) consists of attorneys who are appointed to represent persons, as required by law, in the following types of proceedings:

  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Petitions filed pursuant to Probate Code section 3100 et seq. for a particular transaction
  • Petitions for Capacity Determinations for Adults without Conservators brought pursuant to Probate Code section 3200 et seq.
  • Proceedings to establish special needs trusts brought pursuant to Probate Code section 3600 et seq.
  • Tuberculosis Detention proceedings pursuant to Welfare and Institution Code section 12365 et seq.

Panel attorneys may also be appointed as counsel, guardian ad litem, referees, special masters, court experts or fiduciaries as may be mandated or appropriate under the circumstances.



How Do I Become a Member of the Panel?

Probate Volunteer Panel (PVP) consists of attorneys who have applied to the panel and met the qualifications set forth in Chapter 10 of Los Angeles Superior Court Rules. You will need complete an application to be considered for appointment to the panel. There are additional forms you will complete if you are appointed to the panel.

Probate Volunteer Panel Forms Form Description
Attorney Application for Appointment to Probate Volunteer Panel Application for the Probate Volunteer Panel

Complete Form
Probate Volunteer Panel Attorneys Annual Compliance Statement Annual statement of compliance with requirements for attorneys serving on the Probate Volunteer Panel

Complete Form
PVP Counsel's Report For Developmentally Disabled Adults Report that is completed after meeting with developmentally disabled adults

Complete Form
PVP Counsel's Report For Developmentally Disabled Adults - Dementia Attachment Attachment to report for developmentally disabled adults with dementia

Complete Form


Where Should I Send My Application?

You should send your application along with the annual processing fee to:


Los Angeles Superior Court
Probate Office
111 N. Hill Street, Room 426
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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