California probate courts use PVP attorneys. What is a PVP attorney? Do you need one? How do you get one? What exactly does a PVP attorney do?
The abbreviation “PVP” is short for “Probate Volunteer Panel”, which is a panel of attorneys who register with the Los Angeles Superior Court to assist with the resolution of various California probate issues. The PVP panel consists of California attorneys who the court appoints in probate and family law matters, including conservatorships, guardianships and related proceedings. In a typical proceeding, a PVP attorney is appointed to represent the interests of the potential conservatee or ward.
Here’s what the California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, says in the probate section of its Court Rules, Chapter 10: