Certified Guardian, Court Evaluator and Counsel for AIP Training: Certification Program Approved by the Office of Court Administration
8 NY Credits: 2 Ethics; 2 Skills; 4 PP;
8 NJ Credits: 2 Ethics; 6 General
Program Chair: Clifford A. Meirowitz, Esq., Law Offices of Clifford A. Meirowitz, PLLC
Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law requires that persons wishing to serve as Court Evaluators or Certified Guardians receive training approved by the Office of Court Administration (OCA). This approved training program covers all the topics required by OCA.
Some of the issues discussed include: Guardianship Proceedings: Overview and Concepts of Article 81 and Comparison with Guardians Pursuant to SCPA Article 17 and 17A; Responsibilities & Ethics of the Guardian of the Person and Property; Attorney for the Alleged Incapacitated Person; The Court Evaluator: Duties, Responsibilities & Ethics; Part 36 Rules of Chief Judge; Family Health Care Decisions Act; View from the Bench; Forensic Accounting & Recovering Misappropriated Funds; Record Keeping & Reporting Requirements
Peggy Barbanel, Esq.; Steven R. Finkelstein, Esq., Finkelstein & Virga, P.C.; Michele Lippa Gartner, Esq., NYS Office of Court Administration, Special Counsel for Surrogate & Fiduciary Matters; Honorable Tanya R. Kennedy, New York County Supreme Court Justice; Alfreida B. Kenny, Esq., Law Offices of Alfreida B. Kenny; Tammy R. Lawlor, Esq., Miller & Milone; David C. Leven, Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant, End of Life Choices New York; Clifford A. Meirowitz, Esq., Law Offices of Clifford A. Meirowitz, PLLC.; Wendy H. Sheinberg, Esq., Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern, LLP