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Basics of Guardianship | Practical Skills – Video Replay

Basics of Guardianship | Practical Skills – Video Replay

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10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Basics of Guardianship | Practical Skills

This program will cover the practical skills attorneys need to know about the basics of guardianship.


Leona Beane, Esq.

Mediator, Arbitrator, Trusts, Estates, Guardianship Attorney

New York, NY

Lissett Costa Ferreira, Esq.

Meenan & Associates LLC

New York, NY

This program is part of our Practical Skills Series of CLE Programs. It includes a free copy of the Practical Skills eBook for the topic. A printed copy of the book may be purchased for an additional $75.

This practice guide is designed to help the practitioner navigate this complex area of law. Guardianship examines the major provisions of Article 81 of the N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) along with relevant case law. Article 81 of the MHL balances the competing aims of protecting the person in need of assistance with preserving his or her rights. This statute authorizes the appointment of a guardian whose authority is appropriate to satisfy the personal or financial needs of an alleged incapacitated person (AIP), while limiting that authority to only those activities for which a person needs assistance.

This title provides valuable assistance to attorneys practicing in this area with topics that discuss the necessity of appointment; standards for the appointment of a guardian; procedural protections for the AIP; procedures covering the appointment of a guardian; and subsequent supervision, modification and education requirements for guardians.

Recent case law and author commentary has been added throughout the Guardianship practice guide, including coverage of the recently enacted MHL Article 82, recognizing supported decision-making by individuals with intellectual, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial disabilities. Forms have been reviewed and updated as needed. 

This practice guide also includes a set of Downloadable Forms. The 2023-2024 release is current through the 2023 legislative session.

Start Date:
  • July 22, 2024
Start Time:
  • 10:00 AM
End Time:
  • 11:15 AM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.5
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0NP71Z
Section Member Price: $195.00
NYSBA Member Price: $225.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $395.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Elder Law & Special Needs Section
  • Trusts & Estates Law Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education