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Assessing Capacity: What Every Lawyer and Clinician Needs to Know

Join us for a fascinating panel discussion on assessing capacity and what lawyers and clinicians should know about this topic.



Jason J. Smith, J.D., President of The Completed Life Initiative and principal of Smith Legacy Law

Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D., Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law; Director, Division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

David N. Hoffman, J.D., Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Bioethics, Columbia University

Robert Klitzman, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Director, Online and In-person Masters of Bioethics Programs, Columbia University

Arthur Kuflik, Ph.D., Lecturer in the Discipline of Bioethics, Columbia University

Moderated by:

Renee McLeod Sordjan, DNP, APRN, Vice Dean, Chair and Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

This program is eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attorneys licensed in the State of New York.

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live webinar for transitional and non-transitional CLE Program will provide 1 hour of New York CLE credit in the Ethics and Professionalism category and 1 hour of New York CLE credit in the Areas of Professional Practice category. This CLE credit is awarded to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program. Attendance is determined by an attorney's submission of their Attorney Attendance Affirmation forms with appropriate course codes noted. On submission of the Attorney Attendance Affirmations, attorneys also should submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided by the program organizers. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

Newly admitted attorneys may receive credit for:

  • Law Practice Management
  • Areas of Professional Practice
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection - General

Newly admitted attorneys may NOT receive credit for:

  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection - Ethics
  • Skills 

Newly admitted attorneys (admitted to the NY Bar for two years of less) cannot receive DEI CLE credits at all, regardless of program format.

Instructions on how to receive CLE credits:

This program is eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attorneys licensed in the State of New York.

Following the completion of the event, please download the CLE Forms (Attorney Attendance Affirmation form as well as the Evaluation form provided below) and fill them out with the necessary information including the two codes provided during the event. Please send completed forms to Athina Fontenot at af3018 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

If you are an attorney licensed in another state (not New York), please provide the completed CLE forms (Attendance Affirmation Form and Evaluation Form as stated above) to Athina Fontenot at af3018 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu in order to receive a certificate of attendance which you may use in order to seek CLE credits in your home state. 

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

CLE Forms (please fill out both pages)