Rose Mary Bailly, Esq., oversees the Institute for Aging and Disabilities Law at the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School. She is the co-author of FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY (CIVIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2007) and author of Thomson West’s Practice Commentaries to Article 81, New York Mental Hygiene Law, and Article 5, title 15 of the New York General Obligations Law, powers of attorney. She has also authored numerous articles on guardianship law, powers of attorney, and elder abuse. Ms. Bailly served as Executive Director of the New York State Law Revision Commission for sixteen years and has also worked as an attorney in the private sector. Ms. Bailly is a member of the American Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section and the New York State Bar Association Elder Law & Special Needs Section, and Disability Rights Committee, and a Fellow of the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College. A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, she served as a Commentary Editor for the Fordham Law Review.