Fid. (Individual)
UCS-870
Rev. 10/11
INSTRUCTIONS:   APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT PURSUANT
  TO PART 36 OF THE RULES OF THE CHIEF JUDGE
Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge, effective June 1, 2003, requires that the judicial appointments listed below be made from lists established by the Chief Administrator of the Courts:
  • Guardian
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Law Guardian (privately paid)
  • Court Evaluator
  • Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Person
  • Court Examiner
  • Supplemental Needs Trustee
  • Receiver
  • Referee(except special master or referee otherwise performing judicial functions in a quasi-judicial capacity).
The following persons or entities performing services for guardians or receivers must also be appointed from the Chief Administrator's lists:
  • Counsel
  • Accountant
  • Auctioneer
  • Appraiser
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Broker
To be placed on a list, you must complete and submit this application and fulfill any applicable training requirements for an appointment. Beginning June 1, 2003, appointments will be made only from lists established through this application procedure; all prior lists expire on May 31, 2003. All persons or entities on prior lists must reapply to be eligible for appointment.
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
Before you fill out the application, read the affirmation (Item 15) to determine if you are qualified to receive an appointment. Follow the instructions on the form for completing specific items.
CERTIFIED TRAINING
Part A of Item 7 of the application lists categories of appointment for which certified training is required. This training must be completed BEFORE an application may be submitted.
Certified training programs completed before June 1, 2003, will fulfill enrollment requirements for lists established on June 1, 2003, including CLE-approved programs conducted by Surrogate's Courts for guardians ad litem and certified training programs for guardians and court evaluators pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law Article 81. For all applications after June 1, 2003, no certified training programs completed more than two years before the date an application is submitted may be used to satisfy the training requirements. An attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York who has completed a certified training program for guardian and court evaluator pursuant to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law may use that program in applying for enrollment on the list of attorneys for alleged incapacitated persons.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS FOR LAW GUARDIAN (PRIVATELY PAID) AND COURT EXAMINER APPOINTMENTS
Applicants for privately paid law guardian in Departments of the Appellate Division where authorized, and for court examiner, must first be approved by the respective Appellate Divisions before lists for these positions may be established by the Chief Administrator. Applications for law guardian (privately paid) and court examiner appointments will be forwarded by the Office of Court Administration to the appropriate Appellate Division(s) for review and approval. Please contact the Appellate Division in your jurisdiction for further instructions regarding these categories of appointment.

INQUIRIES
For general information about appointments, including eligibility for list enrollment, certified training requirements, the sufficiency of prior training, and the date and location of certified training programs, contact:

NYS Office of Court Administration
Guardian and Fiduciary Services
25 Beaver Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Internet: http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/gfs
e-mail: GFS@nycourts.gov
Phone: 212-428-5505


PUBLICATION
The Chief Administrator will periodically publish the names of all persons and entities appointed by each appointing judge and the compensation approved for each appointee.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILING AND PROCESSING OF THIS APPLICATION, CONTACT:
NYS Office of Court Administration Appointment Processing Unit
Phone: 212-428-2818    e-mail: part36@courts.state.ny.us
SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION (WITH ATTACHMENTS) TO:
BY MAIL - Office of Court Administration, P.O. Box 3171, Church Street Station,New York, NY 10008
IN PERSON - Office of Court Administration, 25 Beaver Street, Room 840, New York, NY 10004

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