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Representing People With Disabilities (2018)

People with disabilities are considered to be among our most vulnerable citizens. Advocates are crucial in protecting the rights of people with disabilities in judicial and administrative proceedings as well as in future care planning.

This program is designed to introduce attorneys to the nature of disabilities and build the skills necessary to ensure that people with disabilities retain their autonomy and enjoy community integration and employment opportunities consistent with their abilities in the least restrictive environment. The ethical implications of representing people with diminished capacity will also be explored.

Agenda Topics

  •  Concepts of Disability
  •  Anti-Discrimination Laws: Housing & Employment
  •  Administration of Special Needs and Trusts
  •  Guardianship: Existing Law and Emerging Trends
  •  Representing People With Diminished Capacity
  •  Admission/Involuntary Treatment/Assisted Outpatient Treatment
  •  Psychiatric Advanced Directives


Joseph Accetta, Esq. | Supreme Court, Westchester County

Nadia Arginteanu, Esq. | NYSARC, Inc. Trust Services

Genoveffa Flagello, Esq. | Mental Hygiene Legal Service

Heidi Flatt | NYSARC, Inc. Trust Services

Hon. Kristin Booth Glen | CUNY School of Law

John Herrion, Esq. | New York State Division of Human Rights

Eugenia Heslin, Esq. | Mental Hygiene Legal Service

Scott Wells, Esq. | Disability Rights New York

Carolyn Wolf, Esq. | Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP

Non-Member Price: $275.00
Published Date:
  • October 19, 2018
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VFK31
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 5.0
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 7.0