CLE | Surrogate’s Court Update 2021

WHEN:  Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2021 | HOW: via ZOOM | MCLE: 1.5 (0.5 DIEB, 1.0 Skills) | COST: FREE to any lawyer who plans to VOLUNTEER with the VLP Program at least twice in the upcoming calendar year otherwise $25 for those not able to commit to volunteering at this time.

Learn what you need to know to volunteer for Volunteer Lawyers Project of Central New York’s Surrogate’s Court Clinic.

Surrogate’s Court can be tricky and complicated. In this CLE you’ll have the small estate administration and probate process demystified plus also get the 411 on Article 17-A Guardianships. This is HANDY information for all of us to have.

This CLE is FREE if you plan to volunteer or are a legal services employee and only $25 if you can’t commit to volunteering at this time. Such a deal!


Samantha A. Aguam, Esq. • Deputy Director  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of Central New York, Inc.

Ms. Aguam is the Deputy Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Central New York, which provides pro bono legal services for low-income individuals in Central New York. She primarily works with VLP’s Elder Law & Disability Programs. Ms. Aguam is originally from the Central New York area and  graduated from The State University of New York at Albany with a degree in business administration, concentrating in management and marketing. She then earned her Juris Doctorate from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit MI. After graduating from law school, Sam returned to Central New York. Prior to her admission to the New York Bar, she began volunteering with VLP’s Eviction Defense Program. Soon after she joined VLP’s staff as a pro-bono coordinator. Once she was admitted to practice law in NY, Sam became a staff attorney and eventually a deputy director with VLP. She is a member of the New York Bar Association and Onondaga Bar Association. She currently serves as on the boards of The Central New York Women’s Bar Association and CNY Fair Housing.

Eileen Casey, Esq. • Chief Clerk • Onondaga County Surrogate’s Court

Eileen has served as the Chief Clerk of the Onondaga County Surrogate’s Court since March 2020.  Prior to serving as Chief Clerk, Eileen was in private practice for 15 years with a large, regional law firm and focused primarily in the areas of sophisticated Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration.  Eileen graduated from Boston University and Syracuse University College of Law.

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