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Living Wills in New York: Who Can Make Them, What Do They Do, and How are They Enforced?

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Produced on September 14, 2016

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Course Information

Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Most people have a sense of what a Will is but may not understand the distinction of a Living Will. How is a Living Will different, what does it do and why might you make one? Join attorney Spencer Reames as he details the requirements, benefits and uses of Living Wills, and how they work in coordination with Health Care Proxies. Mr. Reames also addresses specific pitfalls to avoid when drafting a Living Will in New York.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what constitutes a Living Will and the purposes for creating a Living Will in New York
  2. Explore the legal underpinning of Living Wills in New York
  3. Review forms of Living Wills and matters that can be included in Living Wills
  4. Detail how a Living Will operates in coordination with a Health Care Proxy
  5. Identify best practices in disclosing and using a Living Will

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Spencer L. Reames

Farrell Fritz, P.C

Spencer L. Reames focuses on estate planning and litigation, representing clients throughout the New York metropolitan area in probate contests, contested accountings, discovery and other related proceedings. His practice includes conducting pretrial discovery, legal research and drafting motions


Sari G.

Very clear and informative.

Michael C.

Excellent speaker

David C.

Great presenter

Sarah K S.

E xcellent!

James D.

Excellent review of law. Good suggestions re dealing with clients.

George E.

Well done. Very clearly presented.

carolyn d.


Laura N.

Presenter had a wonderful speaking voice and was very easy to listen to, I'm looking forward to more lectures by him.

Richard R.

This was helpful, but I need to learn more. Good to know. Thanks.

Jaclyn C.

good program

Bettye C.

Great presentation.

Kenneth T G.

Excellent presentation: logical and comprehensive.

John J M.

great that the printed materials were black on white. presenters who use colors on dark backgrounds waste toner and in color sometimes difficult to read. I am experienced in this but found it useful and a great refresher and reminder course.

Charles T.

The speaker was very knowledgeable and clear. An excellent course.

Angela R.

very interesting course

Linus W.

excellent, informative, interesting course on a subject which often if otherwise quite dull

michael f.

presentation was very clear. written materials well organized.

Andrea Kelli H.

The speaker, Spencer R-, was very knowledgeable. His voice was very calm and professional. I would bet his clients enjoy speaking with him and trust his advice. The slides were also VERY good, clear, and concise.

Paul R.

i thought he was very good.

Ann W.

This should be a mandatory class for all practitioners.

Liza F.

He was a good speaker

Robyn B.

Great talk

Robin E.

Spencer Reames was EXCELLENT! very clear and easy to listen to.

Daoud A.

great course; great presentation

Anthony S.

Basic, but good introduction to the area of law.

Tara B.

Good, calm, organized

Andrea h.

excellent presentation

Anthony N.

Very good discussion of need fro a health care proxy due to unenforcability of living will.

John V. H.

Well organized presentation.

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