Nov 8 Health Law Section Fall Meeting: Duties, Rights and the Law at the End of Life


Health Law Section Fall Meeting

Friday, November 8
NYSBA, 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY

Full-day CLE

Please note: The hard copy version of the brochure that was mailed to Section members contained the incorrect number of credits. This program qualified or 7.5 MCLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice and are transitional for newly-admitted attorneys.


Topics include:

The Landscape of Hospice and Palliative Care 
Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making for Patients Who Lack Capacity
The Gap Filler: The Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA)  
Examining Medical Aid in Dying in NY State - Update on NY Legislation
New Issues in Organ Donation in NY State 
Clinical Trials and Compassionate Use  

Speakers include:

Alison Bateman-House, PhD, MPH | Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone School of Medicine | NYC
Valerie Bonham, Esq. | Ropes Grey | Washington, DC
Corinne A. Carey, Esq. | Campaign Director, Compassion and Choices | Troy, NY
Kathryn E. Carroll, Esq. | Manager, Government Affairs, Center for Disability Rights | Albany, NY
Christopher P. Comfort, MD | Calvary Hopsital Medical Director | NYC
Lawrence Faulkner, Esq. | The ARC Westchester | Hawthorne, NY
Hon. Kathy J. King | Kings County Supreme Court | Brooklyn
Eve Green Koopersmith, Esq. | Garfunkel Wild, PC | Great Neck, NY
Sadie Ishee, Esq. | Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Appellate Division 1st Judicial Department | NYC
Lisa Kearns | Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone School of Medicine | NYC
Tammy Lawlor, Esq. | Miller & Milone, P.C. | Garden City, NY
David C. Leven, J.D. | End of Life Choices |  NYC
James W. Lytle, Esq. | Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP | Albany, NY
Seth Morgan, MD | Neurologist and Fellow, American Academy of Neurology | Chevy Chase, MD
Brendan Parent, Esq. | NYU School of Medicine | NYC
Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey, Esq., PhD | Fordham University | NYC
Sheila E. Shea, Esq. | Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Appellate Division 3rd Judicial Department | Albany, NY
Peter J. Strauss, Esq. | Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC | NYC
Christina W. Strong | Law Office of Christina Woodward Strong | Belle Mead, NJ
Robert N. Swidler, Esq. | St. Peter's Health Partners | Albany, NY
Dennis C. Vacco, Esq. | Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP | Buffalo, NY
Lisa Volpe, Esq. | New York State Mental Hygeine Legal Service for the 2nd Judicial Department | Garden City, NY

This program qualifies for up to 7.5 MCLE credits in Professional Practice  

View Program Brochure Here

Co-sponsored by the:

Elder Law and Special Needs Section
Health Law Section Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care
NYSBA Committee on Disability Rights  

Members of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section will receive discount pricing as a co-sponsor.


For directions to the Bar Center and Parking Information:

The following hotels are in walking distance to the Bar Center (2 – 4 blocks):


Renaissance Albany – 144 State St, Albany

The Hampton Inn & Suites, 25 Chapel Street, Albany

The Albany Hilton, 40 Lodge St, Albany