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The Evolution of SCPA 17-A:
Pending Litigation & Legislation and the Implementation of Other Alternatives
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

This program will discuss Surrogates Court Procedure Act (SCPA) 17-A Guardianships for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the proposed changes to the law. The two pending legislative bills will be discussed as well as the federal lawsuit brought by DRNY challenging the constitutionality of SCPA 17-A guardianships. This program will also focus on alternatives to guardianship, like supported decision-making and the importance of allowing persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maintain their rights.

Hon. Kristin Booth Glen, Project Director, Supported Decision-Making New York
Jennifer J. Monthie, Legal Director, Disability Rights New York
Saundra M. Gumerove, Saundra M. Gumerove and Associates
Sadie Zea Ishee, Deputy Chief Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, First Department

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Mental Health Law Committee, Naomi Weinstein, Chair
Trusts, Estates & Surrogates Court Committee, Andrew S. Auchincloss, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
Disability Law Committee, John W. Egan, Chair

Related Resources:
If you are interested in this program, you may also be interested in this City Bar resources: 
Report on Legislation Regarding Guardianship and Health Care Decisions of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Report in support of proposed amendments to the SCPA governing commissions of donees of a power in trust including donees of powers during minority

Revisiting SCPA 17-A: Guardianship for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (CUNY Law Review Vol. 18.2)


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