Article 17A: Guardianship of Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Persons

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 - 8:00pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 1st Floor Auditorium
123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Training Information
Learn how to file a Article 17A guardianship in Kings County Surrogate's Court to designate a family member or friend to act on behalf of a person over the age of 18 who has an intellectual or development disability.  Our panel of experts will provide an overview of 17A guardianship, including a discussion of when and how to pursue guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.  You will also learn how to complete 17A guardianship forms.
Earn 2 CLE credits
Presented by
Sidney Cherubin, Esq., Director of Legal Services,  Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Natalie Chin, Esq., Director of the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic, Brooklyn Law School
Helen Z. Galette, Esq., Court Attorney-Referee, Kings County Surrogate's Court
Your Commitment
This course is FREE to those who accept one pro bono 17A guardianship matter from the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project before May 7, 2019.  Experienced attorneys receive additional CLE credit for every 2 hours of eligible pro bono service. The cost is $150 for attorneys who do not wish to take a pro bono case.

  As an alternative, please email your contact information (name, work address and phone number) to or fax to 718-624-3926
The VLP maintains a financial hardship policy.  For more information call 718-473-9202