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Sheila Shea

State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Director, Mental Hygiene Legal Services, Third Judicial Department
Albany, NY, USA


Sheila Ellen Shea, Esq. is the Director of the Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Third Judicial Department. Ms. Shea was appointed to the Service in 1987 and has served as its Director since 2007. She is a 1981 graduate of the University of Vermont and a 1986 graduate of the Albany Law School of Union University. Ms. Shea is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), its Elder Law Section and serves on the NYSBA Committee on Disability Rights. Ms. Shea is also the author of “The Mental Hygiene Legal Service at 50; A Retrospective and Prospective Examination of Advocacy for People with Disabilities” published by the NYSBA Government, Law and Policy Journal, (Winter 2012) and “Representing Clients With Mental Disabilities” published by the New York State Defender's Association Public Defense Backup Center Report (January - April 2013). Ms. Shea is the recipient of the 2013 Hodgson/Jacobs Law Award presented by the NYSARC Inc. for demonstrating outstanding commitment and dedication to improving the lives of people who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities and the 2014 Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York Public Service Award.
Sheila Shea is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters (March 20, 2017) (PowerPoint slides) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Access to Confidential Clinical Information by Guardians and Guardians Ad Litem (March 3, 2017) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Confidential Clinical Information and Proceedings to Dissolve Corporations (March 3, 2017) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Mental Health Status of Witnesses and Litigants (March 3, 2017) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters - Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters - Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, New York, NY
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