What You Need to Know as a Guardian Ad Litem
The Trusts and Estates Law Section and Committee on Continuing Legal Education are pleased to present this half-day program that will qualify you for an appointment as a guardian ad litem in Surrogate’s Court or other court. Learn the substantive rules and law of Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge (22 NYCRR Part 36) governing court appointment of fiduciaries, important ethical considerations, and the procedural aspects of serving as a guardian ad litem as well as the substantive role of a guardian ad litem in various proceedings. The program faculty includes experienced trusts and estates practitioners and Surrogate’s Court personnel.
This program is certified by the Unified Court System’s Office of Guardianship and Fiduciary Services for purposes of required training to qualify for appointment as a guardian ad litem under Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge.
Sponsored by the the Trusts & Estates Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Live CLE Program & Webcast
4.5 MCLE Credits: 2.5 Areas of Professional Practice; 0.5 Ethics; 1.5 Skills
NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-Member: $250
Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $125
- Part 36, Rules of The Chief Judge
- Overview: The Role of a Guardian ad Litem in Surrogate’s Court Proceedings
- Some Proceedings in Which A Guardian Ad Litem May Be Appointed
- Ethical Considerations
Lisa M. Buccini, Esq., Rensselaer County Surrogate’s Court, Troy
Marc S. Bekerman, Esq., Bekerman Law, Woodbury
Sally M. Donahue, Esq. Jaspan Schlesinger, LLP, Garden City
Michael P. Ryan, Esq., Jaspan Schlesinger, LLP, Garden City
Patricia Shevy, Esq., The Shevy Law Firm, Albany
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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If you have any questions about this program, please contact program attorney Sally Bratten or program coordinator Jennifer Wright.