Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (http://VanarelliLaw.com/) will present at the 2016 CONFERENCE ON GUARDIANSHIP given by the Guardianship Association of New Jersey, Inc. (GANJI) on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ

Contested guardianships typically involve disputes among adult siblings concerning the safety, living arrangements, autonomy and financial management of a family member who is elderly or has a cognitive impairment. Mediation, which encourages consensus building and fosters the preservation of relationships, is a valuable tool in resolving guardianship contests. Mr. Vanarelli will discuss the mediation process, and the use of mediation to resolve issues that arise in contested guardianship cases.

Who should attend

This program is designed to be of interest to attorneys, social workers, psychologists, professional and family guardians, health care professionals, geriatric care managers, and others who work with individuals caring for persons with disabilities as a result of age, injury or mental illness.

Continuing Education Credits

This course is intended for the intermediate and advanced practitioner.  Certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the Conference, based upon attendance and completion of course evaluation. Please remember to include your State Professional License number when registering.

  • Attorneys: This program is pending approval with the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 5 hours of total CLE credit.
  • Registered Guardians: This program is pending approval by the Center for Guardianship Certification for 5.0 general credits.
  • Social Workers: Contact Mary Ellen Colangelo for information at GANJI.Conference@gmail.com

For additional information, contact the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli at 908-232-7400, or visit them online at http://VanarelliLaw.com/.

Information about GANJI’s  upcoming 2016 CONFERENCE ON GUARDIANSHIP  can be found below: 
SCHEDULE

8:00 – 9:00 AM      Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 AM       Welcoming Remarks: President: Marisol Perez, Esq.
9:15 – 10:15 AM      Opening AddressGwen Orlowski, Esq.

10:15 – 11:15 AM  Panel 1: Aging Out of the System
Panel: Gwen Orlowski, Esq.; Edward Leeds, Esq.; and, James C. Maraventano, M.Ed.,BCBA

11:15 – 11:30 AM Break

11:30 – 12:30 PM  Panel 2: Divergent POA & Guardianships
Panel: Hon. Margaret Mary McVeigh, P.J.Ch.; Harry O’Malley, Esq. Deputy Surrogate, Mercer County; and, Stephanie M. Kay, Esq.

12:30 – 1:30 PM   Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM     Workshop I (Select One)
 A. Technology to Help Seniors Stay at Home
Speaker: Mark Zilberman, LCSW
B. Mediation in Contested Guardianships
Speakers: Connie Rosenberg, MPS,RN,CMC; Donald Vanarelli, Esq.; and, Harry O’Malley, Esq.
 C. Medicare/Medicaid Update
Speaker: Mary McGeary, MSW, NJ SHIP

2:30 – 2:45 PM   Break

                                                2:45 – 3:45 PM     Workshop II (Select One)                                                     A. Technology to Help Seniors Stay at Home
Speaker: Mark Zilberman, LCSW
B. Mediation in Contested Guardianships
Speakers: Connie Rosenberg, MPS,RN,CMC; Donald Vanarelli, Esq.; and, Harry O’Malley, Esq.
C. Medicare/Medicaid Update
Speaker: Mary McGeary, MSW, NJ SHIP

3:45 – 4:00 PM   CONCLUSION

To register for GANJI’s 2016 CONFERENCE ON GUARDIANSHIP, click here:  Attendee Registration Form

About GANJI

The Guardianship Association of New Jersey, Inc. (GANJI) is a not-for-profit organization of professionals, families and individuals dedicated to improving the quality of guardianship services and process through education and advocacy. GANJI upholds that:

  • Every person appointed to a guardian’s care receives quality services, respect, due process, rights and dignity
  • Incapacitated persons maintain autonomy and self-determination to the maximum extent possible.
About Donald D. Vanarelli 

Recipient of the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli 

Located in Westfield, New Jersey, the firm provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: gmorrissey@VanarellilLaw.com

For additional information concerning mediation services provided by the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, visit: vanarellilaw.com/resolving-conflicts-through-elder-mediation/
To access numerous articles on the subject of mediation in general and mediation in guardianship contests specifically, go to the Category entitled "Mediation" on the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog, here: https://vanarellilaw.com/category/mediation/elder-mediation/