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.

Laura M. Brancato, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP, (914) 898-2105. [email protected]
Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., Abrams Fensterman LLP, (718) 215-5300, [email protected]

Vice Co-Chairs:
Jeffrey Abrandt, Esq., Brian Raphan, LLP, (212) 268-8200, [email protected]
Linda A. Redlisky, Esq., Rafferty & Redlisky, LLP, [email protected]
Ira Salzman, Esq., Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP, (212) 349-9200, [email protected]

Meeting Times: The Guardianship Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section meets over Zoom the second Thursday of every month

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