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Navigating the Mental Hygiene Law

Navigating the Mental Hygiene Law


This program is designed to educate attorneys on the respective legal procedures for persons alleged to be a at risk as a result of a psychiatric condition.

We will review significant parts of the New York Mental Hygiene Law Article 9.00 et seq. and explain the respective criterion for involuntary commitment and treatment of persons alleged to require involuntary intervention as a result of an acute mental health conditions.

We will provide an overview of hearings for mental hygiene warrants to involuntarily psychiatrically evaluate involuntary commitment proceedings, psychiatric treatment override proceedings, involuntary outpatient commitment proceedings (also known as “Kendra’s Law”) and Guardianship proceedings in Surrogate and Supreme Courts.


Suanne Chiacchiaro, Esq., Law Office of Suanne Linder Chiacchiaro

Julie Stoil Fernandez, Esq., Finkel & Fernandez, LLP

Lisa Volpe, Esq., New York State Mental Hygiene Legal Service

Moderator: Robin N. Goeman, Esq., Law Offices of Robin N. Goeman

Section Member Price: $75.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $250.00
Published Date:
  • March 24, 2021
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VKJ71
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 3.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.5