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Elder and Special Needs Law Journal

FALL 2018

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Message from the Chair
Judith D. Grimaldi

Join an Elder Law and Special Needs Section Committee

Message from the Co-Editors-in-Chief Regarding Joint Edition

Tara Anne Pleat, Katy Carpenter, Patricia Shevy and Brendan Parent

Young Lawyers Corner: Overview of Guardianship for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Changes on the Horizon
Tara Anne Pleat, Edward V. Wilcenski, Katy Carpenter

Guardianship: A Civil Rights Perspective
Sheila E. Shea and Carol Pressman

New Member Spotlight: Kirsten Dunn
Interview by Katy Carpenter

Restoring Rights in 17A Guardianships: Myths and Strategies
Jennifer J. Monthie

Fifth Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition

New York’s “Black Hole” of Surrogate Decision-Making for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Without Capacity

Kathryn Jerian and John Dow

The Family Health Care Decisions Act Should Apply to End-of-Life Decisions for Persons Who Are Intellectually Disabled
Robert N. Swidler

Recap and Photos of the Section’s Summer Meeting at Niagara-on-the-Lake

Supported Decision-Making: What You Need to Know and Why

Hon. Kristin Booth Glen

Why Not “Act Now”: Can a Simpler Health Care Proxy Advance the Goal of Supported Decision-Making?
Paul Kietzman

Senior Member Spotlight: David Kronenberg
Interview by Katy Carpenter

Committee Spotlight: Health Care Issues Committee

Upcoming Elder Law and Special Needs Programs

The Elder Law and Special Needs Section Welcomes New Members

Section Committees and Chairs

Section Officers

Section Editors


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About the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal

The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal (formerly the Elder Law Attorney) features peer written substantive articles relating to the practice of elder law on such topics as long term care, Article 81, advance directives, Medicaid, SNTs, guardianship, Social Security, tax issues, and estate planning. Edited by

Elder and Special Needs Law Journal

The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published by the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and available to Section members only.