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March 31, 2014

Anne-Jo Pennock McTague Appointed to Court Examiners Advisory Committee in the Third Judicial Department

Category: Firm News — admin @ 8:00 am

Anne-Jo Pennock McTague was appointed to the newly formed Court Examiners Advisory Committee in the Third Department with regard to the standards, practices, forms, oversight and data base information, as they relate to Article 81 Guardianships. Article 81 proceedings are required when an Alleged Incapacitated Person requires an advocate and an individual to marshal their assets, assure medical, legal and daily living needs are met. The Alleged Incapacitated Person (AIP) is typically some one who has no power of attorney or health care proxy. These individuals may be in a hospital or other facility or home, and require important decisions to be made regarding their living arrangements, medical care, and day to day activities such as bill paying and applying for benefits entitled to. The petition is brought, together with an Order to Show Cause, to the Court for an eventual hearing to appoint a Guardian of the Person, Guardian of the Property or both.

March 10, 2014

Rob Rausch Participates in Focus Group on Legal Education and Professionalism

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Rob Rausch was recently invited to participate in a “Focus Group on Legal Education and Professionalism”.  The discussion was jointly sponsored by the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism and the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education.  Members of this panel included practicing attorneys, members of the judiciary, academics, and administrators with the Board of Law Examiners.  The discussion included such topics as changes in law school curriculum, reforms to the Bar Exam, encouragement of programs for pro bono work and mentoring, and promotion of professionalism of attorneys. Similar focus groups are being held throughout the state, and the data and comments collected will be considered at a statewide Convocation this summer.

March 3, 2014

Firm Presents Seminar on Depositions of Medical Professionals

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On February 18th, Rob Rausch and Alex Stabinski spoke to a group of critical care nurses on the topic of Depositions. Their program included an introduction to depositions, an explanation of the fundamentals of depositions, recommendations and strategies for testifying, and several interactive mock depositions. The program was sponsored by the Association of Critical Care Nurses and hosted by Albany Medical Center. Over 75 participants attended the event.