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NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Holds Feb. 23 Workshop on Guardianship for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FT. LAUDERDALE/DAVIE FLA.Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law will offer a workshop open to the public on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. on the various legal options available to those considering a guardianship for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

The workshop, “Guardianship: Is It The Right Fit?,” will be conducted by the AIDD Clinic Director and students from  NSU’s College of Law Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law Clinic (AIDD).  “This is a valuable opportunity for those considering becoming a guardian for a disabled person to learn about the scope of responsibilities such a position entails,” said NSU program staff attorney Jayme Cassidy.

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are a generally underserved population that has many legal issues that impede independence and infringe on their individual rights,” Cassidy said. She said the clinic was established in 2017 to address these needs with pro bono legal representation of those persons and their families.

Legal issues addressed by the clinic, which also expands clinical education to participating NSU College of Law students, include Social Security Income, Medicaid, Guardian Advocacy, Education, Housing and Discrimination.

Cassidy said the clinic provides community outreach through workshops, events, and community training to educate and encourage these adults, their families, service providers and the general public regarding issues confronting the affected population.

The workshop will be held in the Faculty Terrace at the Shepard Broad College of Law on the NSU main campus, 3301 College Avenue, Davie, Florida 33314-7796. To RSVP call 954-262-6489.

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Shepard Broad College of Law: Nova Southeastern University’s College of Law offers a cutting edge, skills-centered academic program in three-year full-time and four-year part-time divisions. With its recently redeveloped clinical programs, every NSU Law student is guaranteed a live-client experience. In-house clinical studies are supplemented by full-time field placement opportunities practicing law in Florida, across the United States, or select locations throughout the globe. To solidify student success after graduation, NSU Law pioneered a curriculum on the business of lawyering through the Global Law Leadership Initiative. NSU Law students have a myriad of curricular opportunities, including a rich, diverse curriculum, concentrations in International Law or Health Law; dual degree programs abroad in Rome, Barcelona, or Prague; dual degree programs at many of NSU’s other 17 colleges; and much more.  For more information, please visit www.law.nova.edu.

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

 

February 17, 2017

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