The goal of the Guardianship Committee is to keep the Section apprised
of important issues facing guardianship practitioners in the areas of Mental
Hygiene Law Article 81 and to work towards the betterment of a system serving
disabled individuals and their families.
Our focus this year will be to improve the Article 81 guardianship
system by purusing the implementation of a uniform statewide system of
procedures and forms and exploring and educating ourselves about the
possibility of specialized guardianship parts.
We will also continue to seek to improve the Part 36 compensation
structure implemented through the Office of Court Administration that impacts
all practitioners acting as Guardians, Trustees, Court Appointed Attorneys and
Co-Chairs: Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Finkel & Fernandez LLP, 16 Court Street, STE 1007, Brooklyn, NY 11241, (347) 296-8600, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Ira Salzman, Esq. Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP, 350 Fifth Avenue, STE 4310, New York, NY 10118, (212) 349-9200, email@example.com
Times: We plan to hold committee meetings at the
Summer Meeting, and the Annual Meeting, and two to
four additional phone meetings which dates will be decided upon.