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Rose Mary Bailly, Esq.


B.A., College of New Rochelle
M.A., Fordham University
J.D., Fordham University School of Law

Rose Mary Bailly is the Executive Director of the Law Revision Commission.  She also is Special Counsel to the Aging Law & Policy Program of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School.

Ms. Bailly is the author the West’s Practice Commentaries to Article 81, Mental Hygiene Law, and West’s Practice Commentary and Forms to Article 81, Mental Hygiene, and co-author with Barbara Hancock of West’s Practice Commentaries to article 5, title 15 of the General obligations Law, powers of attorney.  She is the author of a column on guardianship for Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, a journal on prevention of abuse, mistreatment and neglect.  She is the co-author with Elizabeth Loewy, J.D., of FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY (Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2007). She is an Associate Editor of, and contributing author to GUARDIANSHIP PRACTICE IN NEW YORK (Robert Abrams, Esq., ed.-in-chief 1997).

Ms. Bailly is a member of the American Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section, the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and its Executive Committee.  She serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Government Journal of Law & Policy, a joint publication of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School and the Committee on Attorneys in Public Service of the New York State Bar Association.  Ms. Bailly is a Fellow of the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College. She is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law where she served as a Commentary Editor for the Fordham Law Review.

Ava Ayers, Esq.


A.B., Vassar College
J.D., Georgetown Law (Valedictorian)

Ava Ayers graduated first in her class from Georgetown Law in 2005.  She then clerked for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, now a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, during her term on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  She also clerked for the Honorable Gerard Lynch on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

After clerking, Ayers worked for nine years in the office of the New York Attorney General, where she was a Senior Assistant Solicitor General.  She served both as a supervisor and as lead counsel in various high-profile cases involving immigration law, states’ rights, constitutional rights, environmental law, and other issues.

Ayers is the author of A Student’s Guide to Law School, published by the University of Chicago Press, as well as three articles on legal ethics and an article on immigration law.