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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 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

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

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Veronica Escobar

The Law Offices of Veronica Escobar

Veronica Escobar is 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. Prior to forming her own law practice almost eight years ago, Veronica worked as an attorney representing the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) in child abuse and neglect matters (commonly referred to as an “Article 10”) ranging from educational neglect to serious forms of physical and sexual abuse.

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. 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 chair of the Diversity Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar (NYSBA) and is a member of NYSBA and the New York City Bar. She is also the co-chair of the Solo and Small Firm Affinity Group at her alma mater, Fordham Law.


Michel L.

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

Matthew R.

Good detail on the 81 conference part and process.

Bridget A.


kiran H.

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

Marvin B.

Best presenter

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!


good presentation - clear and intelligble

Marina T.

Very informative presentation. Thanks!

Ewa N.

Very good lecturer.

Richard W.

Excellent Program

Susan R.

instructor was excellent

Ann L.


James V.

A Very Comprehensive Review of Guardianships.

Vincent T.

Excellent presentation.

Marc D.

A good basic primer.

Mark K.

Good introductory course.

Sheila R.

Well presented. Easy to understand.

Andrea C.

Very clear

Stuart W.

Done well.

Deborah H.

This speaker was excellent.

Esperanza A.

Excellent Intro

Kathleen K.


Lois L.

Extremely informative!

Patricia M.

The presenter was excellent.

Lawrence R.

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

eric c.

very helpful

Mark G.

Excellent presentation!

John L.

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

Gerard F.

Excellent presentation

Michael W.

Very informative

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