Mitigating Bias: A Focus on Clients with Capacity Concerns
This program will provide practice tips for learning to recognize and mitigate bias when it appears during the representation of clients with diminished capacity or other capacity concerns.
Sponsored by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education,
Live CLE Program & Webcast
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | CFA Society NY, 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 10036
1.50 MCLE Credits: 1.5 Areas of Diversity Inclusion & Elimination of Bias
NYSBA Member: $95 | Non-Member: $195
Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $75
Capacity in General - Recognizing Bias
- What is Capacity
- Levels of Capacity
- Assessing Capacity
Capacity for Various Legal Documents
- Last Will and Testament
- Power of Attorney
- Health Care Proxy
Diminished Capacity and Attorney-Client Relationship
- New York Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.14
- Capacity to Retain an Attorney
- Attorney Obligations when Diminished Capacity is present
- How to Mitigate bias against persons with diminished capacity
James R. Barnes, Esq., Burke & Casserly, P.C., Albany
Anthony J. Enea, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, White Plains
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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