#2436 Surrogate’s Court Guardian Ad Litem Training 2022

Presented on May 26, 2022

4.5 CLE credits: 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics, 2.0 Skills (Full program appropriate for experienced attorneys. Newly admitted attorneys may earn Areas of Professional Practice credits only in this format.)

This program is designed to provide the information necessary to allow an attending attorney to qualify as a Guardian Ad Litem in Surrogate’s Courts proceedings by providing the attendee with information concerning Part 36 and the duties of a Guardian Ad Litem in various types of Surrogate’s Court proceedings.

At this program you will learn what you need to be aware of with respect to Part 36 of the NYCRR, the required forms and appointment process. In addition, you will be instructed as to your obligations as a Guardian Ad Litem in various types of proceedings.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of Guardian Ad Litem appointments
  • Review of Part 36 as it applies to Guardians Ad Litem
  • Probate proceedings
  • Administration proceedings
  • Accounting proceedings
  • Miscellaneous proceedings and wrongful death compromises
  • GALs in Supreme Court and other courts
  • Guardianships/Special Needs Trusts
  • Ethical considerations

Linda Stravalaci Grear, Esq.
, Pfalzgraf Beinhauer Grear Harris Schuller LLP, Chair of the Surrogate’s Court Committee

Hon. Acea M. Mosey,
Erie County Surrogate Court Judge
Joshua E. Dubs, Esq.,
Webster Dubs, P.C.
Jennifer G. Flannery, Esq.,
Barclay Damon LLP
Britta McKenna, Esq.,
Hodgson Russ, LLP
Thomas D. Migliaccio, Esq.,
Migliaccio Law Firm
Catherine E. Nagel, Esq., Nuchereno & Nagel, PLLC
Joseph A. Shifflett, Esq., Chief Court Attorney, Erie County Surrogate’s Court
Ellen G. Spencer, Esq.,
Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Sharon L. Wick, Esq.,
Phillips Lytle LLP

Available format: On Demand

OnDemand: $105 members (Promo Code: member 2017), $150 Non-members


CLE Credit

Areas of Professional Practice, Ethics, Skills

Credit Hours




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