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An Article 81 Guardianship Primer: Elder Law Basics in New York

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Produced on December 18, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Wills, Trusts, & Estates Elder

Course Description

This one hour webcast is meant as a foundation course for the non-elder law attorney, attorneys new to the elder law practice area interested in learning more about this important legal proceeding, or any attorney who needs a refresher.

This presentation, led by Veronica Escobar, will provide the viewer with an Article 81 Proceeding roadmap that will define incapacity, instruct on the how to's of a Guardianship petition, the evidentiary standard at hearing, as well as the hearing itself. The presenter will also touch upon post-guardianship hearing issues.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the signs of possible incapacity, as well as the different types of incapacity that can lend itself to an Article 81 proceeding
  2. Discuss the steps to be taken to draft an Article 81 petition, as well as the important elements to said petition
  3. Consider the role of different parties in the proceeding, particularly that of the Alleged Incapacitated Person (AIP)
  4. Explore the Article 81 hearing from soup to nuts, as well as the types of findings made by jurists
  5. Comprehend the additional Guardian responsibilities that become effective post-hearing



Credit Information

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Faculty

Veronica Escobar

The Law Offices of Veronica Escobar

Native New Yorker Veronica Escobar has been practicing law in her home state for very close to sixteen years. For the past ten and a half years, she has been the Principal and Founder of The Law Offices of Veronica Escobar, a practice focusing exclusively in the areas of Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, and Trusts and Estates. She has two offices, one in her home borough of Queens and the other on the island of Manhattan.  

What she likes most about her practice is being able to connect to individuals and families during what can be difficult life moments and creating solutions through careful and considered planning. As she often says, “ I like leaving my clients in a better place than when I encountered them.”  Naturally, she extends this into her experience as a writer and lecturer to lawyers and the public on issues in elder and special needs law and estate planning. 

Veronica is admitted to practice in the state of New York. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court.  She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham University, where was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Latin American/Latino Studies.  Veronica also received her law degree from Fordham, where she was a Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal. She is a member of NYSBA and the New York City Bar. She is also chair of the Solo and Small Firm Affinity Group and the AAC Solo and Small Firm Subcommittee at her alma mater, Fordham Law.




Reviews

MW
Maia W.

Clear and concise. Very well explained.

AH
Andrea Kelli H.

The supplemental materials were VERY helpful.

KH
Kenneth H.

Excellent presentation and materials. Highly recommended.

JP
Jodi P.

Very good overview. Detailed and clear. Good examples.

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ELIZABETH D.

Very clear and compassionate - great supplemental materials. Thank you!

AR
Anne R.

Great course!

LM
Lewis M.

Good

DA
Deborah A.

This was very informative, comprehensive and easy to follow. The presenter was great. She spoke with such clarity and no wasted words. It progressed logically and each point led to the next in a way that built a foundation of understanding. The material and her presentation complimented and enhanced each other. I learned a lot and I would recommend this to colleagues.

PP
Paul P.

Thank you.

ML
Michel L.

Terrific, energetic, informative and focused presentation. Valuable materials for practice use.

MR
Matthew R.

Good detail on the 81 conference part and process.

BA
Bridget A.

EXCELLENT

KH
kiran H.

One of the best CLE presentations, highly informative with subtantial details

MB
Marvin B.

Best presenter

HS
Harry S.

Excellent presentation that gave me a practical understanding of a topic I avoid. This will provide a basis for accepting Article 81 clients in the future. Great presentation!

AH
ANDREW H.

good presentation - clear and intelligble

MT
Marina T.

Very informative presentation. Thanks!

EN
Ewa N.

Very good lecturer.

RW
Richard W.

Excellent Program

SR
Susan R.

instructor was excellent

AL
Ann L.

Excellent

JV
James V.

A Very Comprehensive Review of Guardianships.

VT
Vincent T.

Excellent presentation.

MD
Marc D.

A good basic primer.

MK
Mark K.

Good introductory course.

SR
Sheila R.

Well presented. Easy to understand.

AC
Andrea C.

Very clear

SW
Stuart W.

Done well.

DH
Deborah H.

This speaker was excellent.

EA
Esperanza A.

Excellent Intro

KK
Kathleen K.

excellent

LL
Lois L.

Extremely informative!

PM
Patricia M.

The presenter was excellent.

LR
Lawrence R.

The program was well organized and the presenter took care to introduce informative slides in support of the narrative.

EC
eric c.

very helpful

MG
Mark G.

Excellent presentation!

JL
John L.

Beautiful and moving presentation of complex area of law. Well done!

GF
Gerard F.

Excellent presentation

MW
Michael W.

Very informative

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