Description: The goal of the Guardianship Committee is to keep the Section apprised of important issues facing guardianship practitioners in the areas of Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 and to work towards the betterment of a system serving disabled individuals and their families. Our focus this year will be to improve the Article 81 guardianship system by purusing the implementation of a uniform statewide system of procedures and forms and exploring and educating ourselves about the possibility of specialized guardianship parts. We will also continue to seek to improve the Part 36 compensation structure implemented through the Office of Court Administration that impacts all practitioners acting as Guardians, Trustees, Court Appointed Attorneys and Court Evaluators.


Elizabeth Anne Adinolfi, Esq., Phillips Nizer LLP, 485 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017, (212) 841-0563. [email protected]

Laura M. Brancato, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP, (914) 898-2105. [email protected]

Ira Salzman, Esq., Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP, 350 Fifth Avenue, STE 4310, New York, NY 10118, (212) 349-9200, [email protected]

Vice Co-Chairs:

Jeff Abrandt

Meeting Times: We plan to hold committee meetings at the Summer Meeting, and the Annual Meeting, and two to four additional phone meetings which dates will be decided upon.

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