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February 9, 2023

Join Barclay Damon for Second Forum in Albany Law School's 2023 Disability Law Series on February 9

Join Barclay Damon for the Second Forum in Albany Law School’s 2023 Disability Law Series on February 9.

Albany Law School’s Government Law Center and Institute for Aging and Disability Law are partnering to host the 2023 Disability Law Series: Civil Rights and Individuals With Developmental Disabilities. Each two-hour forum explores critical issues related to the civil rights of people with developmental disabilities.

  • February 9, 1:00 p.m.: Consent in Health Care Decisions
  • March 9, 1:00 p.m.: Consent of Adults in Adoption and Marriage Decisions
  • March 30, 1:00 p.m.: Challenges in Guardianship for People With Developmental Disabilities and Strategies to Address Them
  • April 13, 1:00 p.m.: Protecting the Civil Rights of People With Developmental Disabilities: Potential Statutory Reforms

During the forum on February 9, panelists will discuss consent in health care decisions for people with developmental disabilities from a civil rights perspective. 


  • Dr. Megan Applewhite, Director, Albany Medical College Alden March Bioethics Institute
  • Haldan Blecher, Senior Attorney, NYS OPWDD
  • Sheila E. Shea ’86, Director, Third Judicial Department Mental Hygiene Legal Service
  • Robert N. Swidler, Vice President of Legal Services, St. Peter’s Health Partners


  • Alicia Ouellette ’94, President and Dean, Albany Law School

Paul Kietzman, of counsel at Barclay Damon, is chair of the Elder and Disability Law Committee of Albany Law School’s Government Law Center. Paul and other committee members have planned the contents of the series and are participating as forum panelists.

Each forum is free, open to the public, and will take place via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

This program has been accredited as a source of continuing legal education credits for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys in New York State (2.0 Professional Practice credits).

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