Public Guardian/Public Conservator
The Public Guardian or Public Conservator (PG/PC) provides services required under the California Probate and Welfare & Institution Codes when appointed by the court or upon its own petition. The PC/PG acts as the legally appointed guardian or conservator for persons found by the Superior Court to be unable to properly care for themselves or their finances or who cannot resist undue influence or fraud. Such persons usually suffer from severe mental illness or are older, frail, and vulnerable adults. The court may appoint a conservator of the person only, or of both the person and their estate.