Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is pleased to announce that Laura M. Brancato, Partner in the firm’s Elder Law Litigation Practice Group, was selected to serve on the New York State Bar Association’s newly launched task force which will focus on Mental Health and Trauma. The task force was formed to meet the burgeoning mental health crisis taking place across the state and to address the impact of mental health on the civil and criminal justice systems.
In addition to its other responsibilities, the Task Force on Mental Health and Trauma Impacted Representation will review treatment courts, civil proceedings and our existing laws, including an in-depth look at Guardianship and Mental Health. The task force is comprised of two dozen leaders in the field from across New York State. The work of the task force is a natural extension of the Mental Health practice that Laura leads at Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone.