Articles Written

Recent Writings on Mediation and Estates:

  • Article, “What Is Mediation and How Does It Work?” New York Law Journal, Oct 29, 2007, pg. 4.
  • Chapter, Mediation, Chapter 26 New York Lawyers Deskbook, (updated each year) (NYS Bar Association)
  • Chapter on Mediation in Mediation and Arbitration, New York Lawyers Practical Skills Series (updated each year). (New York State Bar Association)
  • Article, “Utilizing Mediation to Resolve Estate Litigation” New York State Bar Trusts and Estates Journal Fall 2008, pg. 7.
  • Article, “Mediation and Estate Litigation:, Dispute Resolution Lawyer, NYS Bar Association 2009, pg. 62.
  • Article, “Incorporating Mediation Within the Guardians Powers”, NYS Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, Fall 2008, pg. 449.

The following is a list of some of the articles written by Leona Beane on Guardianship:

  • “Should Mediation be Available as an Option to Reduce Litigation in Contested Guardianship Cases?”, N.Y.S. Bar Association Journal, June 2002, pp.27-31.
  • “Beware the Misuse of Powers of Attorney”, N.Y.Law Journal, August 23, 2002, pp.4-5.
  • “Guardians and Guardians Ad Litem: What Are the Differences?”, N.Y. Law Journal, September 4, 1997, p. 1 & p. 4.
  • “Guardianship Proceedings in New York”, N.Y.S. Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law, Winter 1998, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 19-23.
  • “Guardianship: Challenging, Frustrating”, N.Y.Law Journal, July 17, 2000, pp. 7.
  • “Are Medical Experts Needed in Guardian Hearings?”, N.Y.Law Journal, May 5, 2000, p. 1 & p.8.
  • “The New Adult Guardian – Mental Hygiene Law Article 81”, N.Y.Law Journal, April 20, 1993, p. 1& p.5.
  • “The Adult Guardian — Mental Hygiene Law, Article 81”, N.Y.S. Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, vol 3, no. 1 Spring 1993, pp. 27-41.

Author and Co-Author of several chapters and Associate Editor of two-volume “Guardianship Practice in New York State” (N.Y.S. Bar Association), including:

  • Chapter 7 – “Court Evaluator”;
  • Chapter 16 – “Qualification and Ongoing Responsibilities of Guardians”;
  • Chapter 22 – “Compensation and Fees”;
  • Chapter 24 – “Education Requirements for Evaluators and Guardians”;
  • Appendix I – “Glossary for Guardians: Key Words, Terms, Phrases and Concepts”.

Some Additional Writings Relating to Guardianship:

  • “Glossary for Guardians: Key Words, Phrases, and Concepts” rev. 9/96
  • “Publications and Other Resources Useful for Guardians” (5 pages) updated April 2001.
  • “Guardianship Hot Topics” — Some Recent Guardianship Decisions (6 pages) Nov. 2002.
  • “Challenges of Being a Guardian” (April 12, 2002)
  • “Duties and Responsibilities of the Court Evaluator” updated 10/98.
  • Committee Report, “Statutory Time Limits for Guardianship Hearings and Decisions”, The Record (May-June 1998) pg. 336-346.

Additional Writings — Other Topics