Saturday, Feb. 22, 201410:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Special Needs Planning Law Day will provide a forum for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities and their
families and caregivers to
receive reliable and objective information about their most pressing legal,
financial and care giving concerns.
Congressman Paul Tonko will deliver the keynote presentation. Brad Williams, executive director of New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. will also make remarks, and Associate Dean Alicia Ouellette will welcome attendees.
9:30 a.m. Sign-up for consultations; light breakfast available10:00 a.m. Keynote by Congressman Paul Tonko; presentation by Brad Williams11:00 a.m. Workshops and consultations
Workshops will include:
How to fund a special needs trust Advanced directives for individuals with D.D. Individual education programs Americans with Disabilities Act Special needs trusts and pooled special needs trusts Public benefits and waivers Guardianship
Presenters and resource fair participants to date include:
New York State Justice Center for Persons with Special needsConsumer Directed Choices, Inc. Self Advocacy Association-Nys INCThe Center for Special Needs Trusts AdministrationNYSARC NYSIDThe Legal ProjectAlbany Law Clinic & Justice CenterAlbany Law School Civil Rights and Disabilities ClinicThe Pierro Law GroupMerrill LynchMASS MutualNolfo McKenna Law OfficeThe Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New YorkIndependent Living Center of the Hudson ValleyNortheastern Association of the Blind at AlbanyWildwoodCenter for Disability ServicesSchenectady ARCWilcenski & Pleat, PLLCHerzog Law Firm
Organized by the law school's Pro Bono Program, the event is free and open to the public and does not
require advance registration. For more information, or to request specific accommodations or translation services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors for Special Needs Planning Law Day include:
Gold LevelNYSARC Trust ServicesThe Center for Special Needs TrustsThe Pierro Law GroupHerzog Law Firm P.C.
Silver LevelMerrill LynchNolfo McKenna Law OfficeSchenectady ARCCapital Bank
Friend LevelConcepts of Independence, Inc.