Professor Goldweber Moderates Panel at Annual NYC Elder Abuse Conference

Professor Ann Goldweber moderated the panel “Working with Clients when Capacity is an Issue” at the Annual NYC Elder Abuse Conference at the New School on June 5, 2019.



The panel focused on the attorney’s ethical duty to evaluate a client’s mental capacity and ability to understand the legal proceedings and assist in their representation. The discussion also evaluated least restrictive alternatives when capacity is an issue, including Supported Decision Making. Panelists included Professor Rebekah Diller, Co-Director, Cardozo Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and Donna Dougherty, Attorney-in-Charge, Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens. St. John’s University School of Law was a co-sponsor of the conference, with 250 attendees.

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