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Lisa Herman, Esq.

Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Appellate Division, Second Department
Deputy Chief Attorney
Orangeburg, NY, USA


Lisa Herman is the Deputy Chief Attorney for the 9th Judicial District of the Mental Hygiene Legal Service Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Second Judicial Department (“MHLS”).

She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 1996.

She has been employed with MHLS since February of 1998.  As an MHLS staff attorney she represented clients in Mental Hygiene Law Article 9 civil commitment hearings and jury trials, Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act Article 17A Guardianship proceedings and Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianship proceedings.  She has handled hundreds of Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianship proceedings, in the role of counsel to the Alleged Incapacitated Person.  

She has presented on topics related to Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 proceedings on many occasions before audiences such as Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, the Westchester County Bar Association in White Plains, New York, the Rural Law Center of New York in Saranac Lake, New York, and the Judicial Institute in White Plains, New York.
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