About the Training

This one-day 7-hour training program is designed for aspiring guardians – both lawyers and lay advocates; attorneys who seek to represent alleged incapacitated persons (AIP’s); and those who would like to serve as court evaluators, in guardianship proceedings.

The training explains the legal process by which an appointment is made and discusses the duties and role of the appointee as prescribed by New York State Law. The training also addresses a few specific issues: medical advocacy, fiduciary matters, and how guardians can access support services and other resources in the community.

This program is approved by New York State Office of Court Administration and participants completing this program are eligible to apply for enrollment on the Fiduciary List of the Office of Court Administration as guardians, court evaluators, and attorneys for alleged incapacitated persons.

CLE Credits for Attorneys

This Article 81 Guardianship Training is an accredited course for Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credits. Attorneys who complete this training will earn seven (7) CLE credits. No credits will be awarded for attorneys who do not attend the entire day’s training.

NYS Continuing Education

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, CUNY is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0161. The Article 81 Guardianship Training counts towards six (6) hours of continuing education credit for Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) in New York State.

Scholarship Information

If you meet the criteria listed below please send a detailed request via email to Ebby Silverio, [email protected]. All requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the training date. Attendees will be notified within 5 business days via email as to the status of their request. Only a limited number of scholarships are available and request are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Income limits will be verified prior to awarding of scholarship.

Individual Income Scholarship
Under $27,500 Full scholarship
$27,500 – $37,000 50% discount
$37,000 – $50,000 25% discount
Students 50% discount



Contact Ebby Silverio at [email protected] or 212-396-7848.

Related Resources

  • Article 81 Guardianship Course Manual – Additional copies of our Guardianship Training Manual are available by special order for $125.  To order, please email [email protected].