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Representing People With Disabilities 2018

Representing People With Disabilities 2018

Total Credits: 7.0

(Professional Practice 5.0 , Ethics 1.0, Diversity Inclusion & Elimination of Bias 1.0)


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

Program Faculty
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
  • DVD+MP3
Product Code:
  • FFK31
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