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Dorothea A. Constas

Adjunct Professor of Law

Principal Attorney
Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Appellate Division, First Department
Telephone: 646-672-6883

Dorothea Constas is a Principal Attorney with Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS). MHLS is an agency within the Office of Court Administration that provides a broad spectrum of legal services to individuals who suffer from mental illness, persons alleged to be incapacitated, insanity acquitees and those persons in need of a guardian.


Distinguishing Dementia from Mental Illness and Other Causes of Decline, The Dementia Crisis, New York State Bar Association Journal (January 2017)

Mental Health Issues and the New York State Courts 2016: Coercion, Treatment and Procedural Justice, Practicing Law Institute (June 2016)