The Evolution of SCPA 17-A: Pending Litigation & Legislation and the Implementation of Other Alternatives

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: New York City Bar Association – 42 West 44th Street

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This program will discuss Surrogates Court Procedure Act (SCPA) 17-A Guardianships for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the proposed changes to the law. The two pending legislative bills will be discussed as well as the federal lawsuit brought by DRNY challenging the constitutionality of SCPA 17-A guardianships. This program will also focus on alternatives to guardianship, like supported decision-making and the importance of allowing persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maintain their rights.


Hon. Kristin Booth Glen, Project Director, Supported Decision-Making New York

Jennifer J. Monthie, Legal Director, Disability Rights New York

Sadie Zea Ishee, Deputy Chief Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, First Department

Saundra M. Gumerove, Esq., Saundra M. Gumerove and Associates, Special Needs Attorney and Parent