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Although Joni Mitchell is on the road to recovery, her attorney has recommended that she remain under a conservatorship until she fully improves.

"While [Mitchell] has made great progress toward recovery, the capacity declaration of [neurologist Paul Vespa] indicates that she lacks capacity tomake informed medical decisions," lawyer Rebecca Thyne wrote in court papers obtained by E! News. "I agreed that [Mitchell] still needs assistance with such decisions."

The legendary singer, 71, has been under the conservatorship of friend Leslie Morris, who oversees Mitchell's care, but not her finances or business interests. A hearing scheduled for today will determine whether or not Morris will become the "Big Yellow Taxi" crooner's permanent conservator.

Mitchell was hospitalized in March after being discovered unconscious in her home. Although her condition was initially undisclosed, details emerged revealing that the Grammy winner suffered an aneurysm.  

"Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative," read a statement approved by Morris and posted on Mitchell's official website.

"The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well," the statement added. "She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies. She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected."

According to Thyne in the court docs, Mitchell has been pleased with Morris' work so far and hopes her role will be extended. "She also told me that she receives excellent care from caregivers around the clock," Thyne stated in court papers.

"It was clear that she was happy to be home and that she has made remarkable progress. She has physical therapy each day and is expected to make a full recovery."

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