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Coalition Event - September 30th
Ethical Considerations in the Practice of New York State Article 81 Guardianship Law: A Three-Part Series

The Coalition to Assist Limited Capacity New Yorkers will present a series of webinar panel discussions on navigating the ethical challenges that arise in the practice of Article 81 guardianship from petitioning for the appointment of a guardian to the conclusion of the guardianship. Throughout this series, practitioners serving in different roles will offer their perspectives on recognizing and addressing ethical problems that arise during the guardianship process. We hope this series will provide a platform for practitioners to discuss how ethical issues impact their practice as they promote the best interests and dignity of those they serve.

PART 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 – 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.

Panelists will explore the difficult ethical questions that arise for practitioners from both the private bar and public interest sector. Topics will include whether to represent the petitioner, identification of the client, conflicts of interest, and evaluating capacity. We will also explore the ethical dilemmas that court evaluators, and counsel to the alleged incapacitated person encounter in this phase of the process.


• Debi Korzenik, Senior Associate General Counsel at Mount Sinai Health System
• Thomas C. Catapano, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, NYC DSS, HRA, Department of Homeless Services
• Peter J. Strauss, Senior Partner, Pierro, Connor & Strauss LLC
• Felice Wechsler, Principal Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service
• Stuart Sherman, Senior Staff, Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group

The discussion will be one hour followed by 30 minutes Q&A, and will take place on Thursday, September 30th, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Sep 30, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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