District of Columbia, D.C
May 17, 2022
May 20, 2022
Full Time

The visitor will visit the residence or proposed place of residence of the alleged incapacitated adult, and will submit a written report prior to the court hearing to include the visitor's investigation of the residence or proposed place of residence, the condition of the alleged incapacitated adult, whether a conflict or potential conflict of interest of the guardian/conservator exists, and if no such person has been nominated to serve, the visitor will make a nomination to the court.

In the case of an individual whose incapacity is alleged to arise out of an intellectual disability, preference is for the appointment of a visitor who is a qualified intellectual/developmental disability professional and who can collectively give a complete social, psychological, and medical evaluation of the individual.

The court will decide what services are required and the appropriate Visitor will be contacted.


Conditions of Employment

  • Background and security investigation are required.
  • Must petition the court for compensation.

Submit detailed resume, highlighting relevant training and experience, and submit a copy of all professional licenses to the Honorable Erik P. Christian, Presiding Judge of the Probate Division, via email at and add in the subject line: Visitor Application

Qualified individuals include but are not limited to:
  • Case/care managers
  • Human service professionals
  • Gerontologists
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Educators
  • Qualified intellectual disability professionals

The latter category may include: psychologist; physician; educator; clinical social worker; certified rehabilitation counselor; physical or occupational therapist; or therapeutic recreation specialist, each of whom must have specialized training in intellectual disability or at least one year of experience in treating individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability.


Professionals must be licensed in the District of Columbia.


Training and experience in assessing the type of abilities, limitations, and needs alleged in the petition is required. Training or experience in case management, rehabilitation, financial management, and the planning of care or treatment of causes or conditions leading to the incapacity is preferred.

Additional information

Any person appointed to this position must petition the court for compensation for services rendered in accordance with Superior Court Rule - Probate Division 308 (3). Compensation will be paid from the estate of the ward or, if not available, from a fund established by the District of Columbia.