Basic Drafting of Wills CLE - September, 2011


This CLE covered Wills, Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney, including

intestacy in New York State; will execution process; purpose, statutory basis,

format, execution and modification/revocation of the Health Care Proxy and Power

of Attorney forms; choosing agents and attorneys-in-fact; the law and procedures

of standby guardianship.


Full house at VLSP's Wills and Standby Guardianship Proceedings CLE!

Linda Kostin, VLSP's Pro Bono Coordinator, making opening remarks

Adam Brunner of Nixon Peabody presenting Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney

John Garrett of Nixon Peabody presenting information on drafting basic wills

Tom Gilman of Woods Oviatt Gilman providing instruction on Standby Guardianship proceedings

Maggie Lavery, Surrogate's Court Attorney, provides the Court's prospective on Standby Guardianship

Tom Bigongari from Catholic Charities explains practical considerations when working with persons with HIV or AIDS

VLSP's Health Law Attorney, Ann Williams, explains confidentiality considerations

Adam Brunner fields a question from Yolanda Asamoah-Wade

Marla Pilaroscia asking John Garrett a question after the presentation

VLSP's newest staff member paralegal Tina De Souza, Ellen Tomasso and VLSP's Mary Connors