Friday, January 16, 2009
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Los Angeles, CA | Oakland, CA | Washington, DC
January 15, 2009
Listed below are highlights of NSCLC’s work since our last update. You can find out more on our website: http://www.nsclc.org/whats_new
Medicare Plans Leave Limited English Proficient Beneficiaries Waiting
This new report from the National Senior Citizens Law Center and other members of the California Medicare Part D Language Access Coalition shows that Medicare plans are not meeting their obligation to serve LEP beneficiaries.
Read the report | For more information, contact: Kevin Prindiville
New Part D Pricing Scheme Causes Confusion, Increased Costs
NSCLC and other advocates warn that new pricing schemes used by some Medicare prescription drug plans will cause high, hidden costs for beneficiaries in 2009. NSCLC filed a complaint with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) asking the agency to stop marketing of plans that include the new “penalty” pricing.
Read more | For more information, contact: NSCLC’s Oakland office
CMS Nursing Home Ratings
In December CMS began
a system in which each nursing facility in the country will receive a
rating from one to five stars. In response to the new program,
NSCLC issued a press
release analyzing the limitations of CMS's new rating system, and
sent an alert
to subscribers of the Long-Term Care Law Reporter analyzing the
new system. This issue received a lot of media coverage, including
Costa Times, the Arizona
Daily Star and the Toledo
A full list of articles is available here. | For more information, contact: Eric Carlson
DOJ Transition Team and Solicitor General
In addition to our Legislative and Administrative Agenda, NSCLC issued several recommendations for the Department of Justice transition team and the new Solicitor General. NSCLC believes that by consistently opposing unwarranted barriers to judicial relief, the Solicitor General could help to restore the integrity of a broad array of vital statutory safeguards.
Read the recommendations: Reinvigorating Federal Safeguards for Individual Rights and Benefits
For more information, contact: Simon Lazarus
Social Security “Fleeing” Penalty Litigation
In December, NSCLC and
Munger, Tolles & Olson filed an amended complaint in the
class-action lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA)
for suspending the retirement and disability benefits of over 100,000
poor, elderly and disabled Americans because of outstanding arrest
warrants. NSCLC attorneys put in an incredible amount of work
to find and vet four new plaintiffs in the case,
including an elderly Oklahoma woman who has gone without her Social
Security Widows benefits for three years and has been unable to heat
her home this winter. This week, NSCLC filed motions to certify
a nationwide class and for a preliminary injunction.
Read the amended complaint | For more information, contact: Gerald McIntyre
Monitoring State Medicaid Cuts
Calls from advocates
seeking to prevent Medicaid cuts have jumped since the economic
crisis hit. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,
at least 17 states and
DC are cutting medical, rehabilitative, home care or others
services used by elderly or disabled people, or significantly
increasing the costs of these services. Some of the cuts can be
challenged. In other cases, NSCLC and our allies must advocate to
ensure that states reinstate benefits if and when Congress passes a
federal stimulus package.
For more information, contact: Gene Coffey
Tools for Medicare Part D Advocates
Enrollment Period Chart: This chart lists all Part D enrollment period available to Medicare beneficiaries and provides information on when enrollment and disenrollment rights start, on how long they last, and on special or unique elements of the enrollment right. This should be particularly useful when you have clients who need to change plans but who do not qualify for the continuous Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Low Income Beneficiaries. The chart incorporates changes from CMS’s most recent guidance. Download the chart
Transition Rights Under Part D: This tool summarizes CMS’s requirements for plans to supply transition drug supplies to their enrollees. Note that transition supply rights apply not just at the beginning of the plan year but also when a beneficiary changes plans midyear, when a beneficiary experiences a change in level of care, and when a beneficiary resides in a nursing home or similar institution. Download the tool
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Annals of Health Law is proud to announce its online counterpart, Advanced Directive: Bringing You the Latest Developments in Health Law. Advanced Directive provides timely student articles on a variety of cutting-edge health law topics. To view the first issue visit www.luc.edu/annalshealthlaw/advancedirective. For more information about the Annals visit www.luc.edu/annalshealthlaw/.
The Annals of Health Law would also like to extend an invitation to join its new blog, Dialogue. The Annals created Dialogue to continue the discussion started at the Fall 2008 Symposium, entitled "Patents versus Patients: Can They Co-Exist?" Members of the health law and intellectual property law communities are invited to share their questions, comments, and insights regarding the intersection of patents and health care access and innovation. To view Dialogue visit http://annalshealthlaw.blogspot.com.
We are pleased to announce a new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal -- Elder Law Studies.
ELDER LAW STUDIES
View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Elder-Law-Studies.html
Editor: Nina Kohn, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University - College of Law
Sponsor: The Elder Law Studies Journal is sponsored by Syracuse University College of Law, which offers a certificate in Gerontology in cooperation with the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs.
Description: The Elder Law Studies journal provides a forum for sharing current scholarship on elder law. Elder law is a specialized area of law focused on counseling and representing older persons or their representatives on later-in-life planning and other legal issues of particular importance to older adults. Unlike many other areas of the law, elder law is defined primarily by the client population to be served, not by a distinct set of legal doctrines. Accordingly, the Elder Law Studies Journal publishes articles that provide a learned, disinterested, and significant analysis of one or more legal issues of particular importance to older adults.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
You can subscribe to the eJournal by clicking on the "subscribe" link listed below the journal name.
You can modify your subscriptions by going to the SSRN User HeadQuarters: http://hq.ssrn.com. (If you do not remember your User ID or Password, please click "Forgot Password" and fill in the necessary fields. This information will then be emailed to you.) Once you have successfully logged in, you will be able to change your journal subscriptions. If you have questions or problems with this process, please email UserSupport@SSRN.com or call 877-SSRNHelp (toll free 877.777.6435 within the United States or 00+1+585+4428170 outside of the United States).
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is pleased to present the Fourth Annual NAELA Elder Law Writing Competition offering a $1,500 cash prize for the best article submitted. The winner will be honored at a national NAELA conference in Fall 2009 and, in addition to the $1,500 cash award, will receive up to $1,000 for travel and meeting-related expenses. The second place winner receives $1,000 cash, and the third place winner receives $500 cash.
The top eight articles will be published in the NAELA Student Journal, an annual publication, and may also be considered for publication in the NAELA Journal. The top eight authors will receive a complimentary one-year student membership to NAELA. This competition is open to all students in good standing who attend a U.S. law school. To view previous editions of the NAELA Student Journal, visit your local law library.
All entries must be submitted electronically between March 1, 2009 and June 1, 2009 to
email@example.com. Winners will be announced August 14, 2009. A confirmation e-mail will be sent within 72 hours after receipt of your article. Please include the following
information in the body of the e-mail:
(1) title (2) date submitted for academic credit (if applicable), (3) name, (4) law school, (5) year of graduation, (6) mailing addresses, telephone number, and e-mail addresses for future contact.
For more information visit: http://www.naela.com/pdffiles 2009WritingCompetitionflyerfinal.pdf
Monday, January 5, 2009
Clifton Bryan Kruse, Jr., 74, passed away surrounded by his family on December 30, 2008, from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas in 1956, and his graduate degree in theology from Boston University in 1959, Mr. Kruse was awarded a Juris Doctorate Degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1963. He was an ordained Methodist Minister and prison chaplain. A nationally acclaimed elder law attorney, in 1956 Mr. Kruse was given the Colorado Bar Association's Award of Merit, the highest honor given by the CBA for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the bar association. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association (Vice President), El Paso County Bar Association Past President), National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Past President and Fellow), and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He taught Business Law at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for 27 years and taught at the University of Denver School of Law.
Mr. Kruse lectured at seminars, symposiums and workshops throughout the country and authored many books and articles. Mr. Kruse was the founding member of Kruse and Lynch, P.C. and specialized in the preparation of wills, trusts, estate administration and elder law.
He had a passion for helping others, especially the elderly. His book, "Selma's Cat and Other Things That Matter," is a collection of essays pertaining to the concerns and experiences of senior citizens.
A memorial service was held Saturday, January 3, 2009, 1:00 P.M. at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903, or the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905.
Note: In an odd coincidence, my Aunt Lois was Clifton's legal secretary for twenty five years--she started with him years and years before I even started law school.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The Center for Elder Rights Advocacy, the new technical assistance for senior legal helplines and a partner in the National Legal Resource Center, is producing an electronic newsletter, The Legal Helplines Connection, every other month to keep you informed of what is happening in the world of legal helplines.
To view the Legal Helplines Connection please go to:
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The rules, which take effect in July 2010, will let credit card companies raise interest rates only on new credit cards and future purchases or advances, rather than on current balances. They also restrict such lender practices as allocating all payments to balances with lower interest rates when a borrower has balances with different rates.
Source/more: USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/credit/2008-12-17-credit-cards-new-rule_N.htm
Credit card debt is a leading cause of senior bankruptcy filings, see http://www.consumerlaw.org/initiatives/seniors_initiative/credit_1.shtml
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Available at http://www.nber.org/aginghealth/2008no3/2008no3.pdf
TOC: The 2008 No. 3 Bulletin includes the articles below:
1) The Past and Future of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by David Neumark http://www.nber.org/aginghealth/2008no3/w14317.html
2) The Relative (In)Efficiency of the U.S. Health Care System by Alan Garber and Jonathan Skinner http://www.nber.org/aginghealth/2008no3/w14257.html
3) Do Discount Rates Affect Behaviors Like Saving and Smoking?
by Christopher Chabris, David Laibson, Carrie Morris, Jonathon Schuldt, and Dmitry Taubinsky
NBER Profile: Amy Finkelstein, http://www.nber.org/aginghealth/2008no3/finkelstein.html
Abstracts of Selected Recent NBER Working Papers
Monday, December 15, 2008
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law, a Division of the British Columbia Law Institute, has released the first issue of the Canadian Journal of Elder Law (CJEL). The journal is the first Canadian peer‐reviewed journal focused on elder law issues, and its goal is to promote the scholarly exploration of issues of law and aging. The CJEL publishes manuscripts on law reform, elder law issues, the intersection of law and policy, and other issues of key consideration for lawyers practising in this area of law.
The scope of this journal makes it an excellent resource for heath care providers, academics, and lawyers engaged in the areas of wills, estates, trusts, pensions and benefits, health law, family law, long‐term care, guardianship, and interjurisdictional
This issue of the CJEL has a varied selection of articles. From the tensions between the rights of care recipients and providers in Australia, to the practice of predatory lending in Canada, the journal canvasses some of the most pressing issues in Canada and around the world. The journal also contains a case comment, and the student paper about class action suits relating to long term care. Article abstracts are available on our website at http://www.bcli.org/cjel.
To place an order please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 12, 2008
Happy Holidays from all of us at the National Senior Citizens Law Center! Here are highlights from recent reports and articles. You can find more on the NSCLC website: http://www.nsclc.org/whats_new
Agenda: A Call to Action
This is NSCLC's "to-do list" for the new Congress and new Administration. We called for our leaders to adopt an agenda that strengthens the critical health and income programs for low-income seniors and guarantees that the sickest, poorest and frailest among us can live in health and dignity, and that age is never a basis for discrimination.
--2009 Medicare Part D Premium Hike
More than 2 million low-income Medicare beneficiaries may face a disruption to their prescription drug coverage in January.
--Musical Chairs: An Analysis of the Part D Annual Reassignment Process
This report provides both a national overview of and state specific information about Medicare Part D plan changes for 2009 and the impact of those changes on low income Medicare beneficiaries.
--Best Practices for Reaching Out and Serving LEP Clients
This handout provides a checklist for organizations that assist clients with Medicare Part D and the low-income subsidy so they may better serve LEP beneficiaries.
--NSCLC Selected for New National Legal Resource Center
NSCLC is be part of a team of six national organizations that will provide training, case consultation and other support servides to local aging service organizations and legal service programs.
--NSCLC in the Guardian: Rebalancing the Scales of Justice
In this op-ed from the Guardian, NSCLC attorneys Simon Lazarus and Ian Millhiser call on Barack Obama to stop the Supreme Court from providing immunity to health insurers and other corporate law-breakers.
--"Senior Rights & Wrongs," an article examining the difficulty older Americans face to protect themselves from age discrimination, nursing home abuse and loss of pension benefits. The article,written by NSCLC attorney Harper Jean Tobin, appears in the Nov. 3, 2008 issue of The Nation.
--“Judicial Nominations: Implementing the Rule of Law,” published in Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President by the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Monday, November 24, 2008
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|ISBN||978-3-540-78953-6 (Print) 978-3-540-78954-3 (Online)|
Table of Contents:
Elder Law: A Personal Perspective
A. D. Bogutz
Later Life Legal Planning
L. A. Frolik
A Therapeutic Approach
M. B. Kapp
A Feminist Approach to Elder Law
A. K. Dayton
A Multi-Dimensional Model of Elder Law
A Law and Economics Approach
R. L. Kaplan
What can Elder Law Learn from Disability Law?
Equity Theory: Responding to the Material Exploitation of the Vulnerable but Capable
M. I. Hall
Law and Aging: Mental Health Theory Approach
W. C. Schmidt
The Future of Elder Law
R. C. Morgan
More info/order/download: http://www.springerlink.com/content/j004j7/?p=aab0db9b38c1419597f333e45d3044e3&pi=0
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Elder Law Prof and general cool dude Mike Meyers runs a full service elder law shop at the University of South Dakota, with a clinic, hotline, and very cool radio show that is broadcast all over the Upper Midwest. The radio shows are archived at http://www.usd.edu/elderlaw/radioshow.cfm
Here's a listing of some recent shows:
Guest: Dr. Janet Parker,
National Whistleblower Support Group
|Veterans, Agent Orange and Other Chemicals
Guest: Steve Fiscus, U.S. Vets with Parkinsons
|The Aging Workforce and Worker's Compensation
Guest: Dennis Finch
|Elder Justice and Policy
Guest: Prof. Iris Freeman, Wm. Mitchell School of Law
|The Elderly and the Financial Downturn
Guest: Marc Feinstein, Attorney
|"How to Live to Be 100"
Guest: Dr. Bruce Hagen
|The Elderly and Saving for Retirement
Guest: Chad Ericson, Financial Advisor
|The Elderly and Inflation|
|Elder Law and Probate Matters
Guest: Alice Rokahr, Attorney
|Age Discrimination in Employment
Guest: Stephanie Pochop, Attorney
Guest: Bill Nelson, Founder and Director,
Living Well Lifestyle Program, Bloomington, Minnesota
|The Plant Based Diet, Meditation and the Long Life
Guest: Karin Treiber, Professor, Walden University
|Elderlaw News Update|
|Current Headlines in Elderlaw|
Guest: Sue Christensen
|Tough Economic Times for Seniors
Guest: Marc Feinstein, Attorney
|Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Guest: Prof. Randall Gingiss, USD School of Law
|Aging - The Process
Guest: John Blackburn, Attorney
|The Health Care Industry - Peer Sham Review
Guest: Gil Mileikowsky, M.D.
|Long Term Care - Health Care Industry
Guest: Matthew Heard, Ward Enterprises
|Long Term Care - Medicaid|
|Long Term Care - Financing|
Thursday, November 20, 2008
OK, not everything. But I did a search today to see what's out there, and there is a lot. Here are some examples:
Hull & Hull Elder Law Podcasts (Canada), http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/articles/podcasts-audio/
Prof. Mike Meyers' Elder Law Forum Radio Show, http://www.usd.edu/elderlaw/radioshow.cfm
NB: Prof. Iris Freeman of the Center for Elder Justice and Policy, Episode 299
Podcasts from the 2007 National Aging and the Law Conference, http://www.abanet.org/aging/cle/home.shtml
Elder Law Answers Podcast Page, http://www.elderlawanswers.com/PodCast/PodCast.asp
Note: NOT INTENDED AS A COMPREHENSIVE LIST!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
EPA Aging Initiative announces winners of Rachel Carson Intergenerational essay, photography, and poetry contest
EPA's Aging Initiative, Generations United, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc. are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Rachel Carson "A Sense of Wonder" Intergenerational Essay, Photography, and Poetry Contest.
The contest was designed to increase environmental stewardship and public awareness of environmental issues. This year, the theme is commemorating the 100th anniversary of environmentalist Rachel Carson's life. The contest's intergenerational approach reflects Carson's efforts through her writings to have adults share with children a sense of wonder about nature and help them discover its joys. All teams included both a person under age 18 and a person 50 years of age or older.
More than 140 individuals submitted entries to the Rachel Carson contest. Participants came from all over the US and the world and included intergenerational teams of families, neighbors, friends, and senior centers. Finalists in each category were selected by an intergenerational team of judges. Winners were then selected by public voting on the Aging Initiative website. More than 1,500 individuals cast their votes for their favorite entries.
Editor: I encourage everyone to visit the website and see the winning submissions!
Monday, November 17, 2008
The 460,000-year-old skull of a woolly rhino, reconstructed from 53 fragments, is the oldest example of these mighty, ice age beasts ever found in Europe. The extinct mammals reached a length of three-and-a-half metres in adulthood and, unlike their modern relatives, were covered in shaggy hair.Details of the work appear in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews. The team says the find from Germany fills a gap in our understanding of how these animals evolved.
"This is the oldest woolly rhinoceros found in Europe," said Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke, from the Senckenberg Research Institute in Weimar, Germany. He added: "It gives us a precise date for the first appearance of cold-climate animals spreading throughout Asia and Europe during the ice ages."
Monday, November 3, 2008
Israel Doron is a professor of law and a senior lecturer in the Department of Gerontology at Haifa University, Israel, and the founder of the Law in the Service of the Elderly Association, also in Israel. He is a Distinguished Scholar of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies and the recipient of the Zusman Award for Excellence in Promoting the Rights of the Elderly in Israel. Professor Doron has authored several books in the field of elder law, including Law, Justice & Old Age (2006) (in Hebrew), and written numerous academic articles, including “Elder Law in Israel: The Development of a New Field of Law” (2 J. Int'l Aging, L. & Pol’y 33 (2007); and “Elder Guardianship Kaleidoscope: A Comparative Legal Perspective,” 16(3) Int’l J. L., Pol'y & Fam. 368 (2002).
Rock on, Issi!
Opportunities and Challenges for Dispute Resolution Processes in Elder Care: Panel discussion coming up
ACR Chicago Chapter and the Center
for Conflict Resolution
Opportunities and Challenges for Dispute Resolution Processes in Elder Care
Please join us to explore the role
of conflict resolution in the elder care field today. A panel of distinguished
professionals from various disciplines will share their experiences with
conflict resolution approaches and processes in the elder care arena. The
panelists' knowledge and insight will provide guidance to professionals who
face elder care issues, challenges and concerns. The program will be of
interest to anyone who is involved in elder care law, conflict resolution in
health care settings, estate planning professionals, families, communities,
faith-based institutions, social service agencies, mental health professionals
When: Tuesday, November
5:30-6:00 pm Reception
6:00-7:30 pm Program
Northwestern School of Continuing Studies -- Loop Campus
210 South Clark Street, 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604-1401
Cost: Free to ACR Chicago Members
$10.00 for the public (new or renewal memberships accepted at door)
Marguerite Angelari is the Goedert Elder Law Professor & Director of the Elder Law Initiative and Elder Law Clinic at Loyola University Chicago. Professor Angelari's academic and advocacy efforts focus on adult guardianship, advance directives, elder abuse and neglect, long term care, gender and aging, and disability law. She is the chair of the Aging and the Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools and a past president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She recently received the Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence from the Chicago Bar Association and Foundation for her efforts to improve access to justice for the less fortunate. Professor Angelari is a co-author of the forthcoming: "You and Your Aging Parents: The American Bar Association Guide to the Legal, Medical and Social Issues."
Janna Dutton is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as an Elder Law attorney, and has held this certification since 1995. She has been practicing in the area of elder law for more than 25 years. Presently she concentrates her practice in the area of guardianship, trusts and estate planning, Medicaid, including planning and applications, Medicare and other health insurance coverage problems, probate and estate administration, and other issues affecting the elderly. Prior to opening her private practice, Ms. Dutton was Project Director of Senior Citizens Legal Services with Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. Ms. Dutton completed her undergraduate education at Wheaton College and received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She is a frequent lecturer for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Chicago Bar Association, and authored a chapter on Medicaid for IICLE's handbook, "Advising Elderly Clients and Their Families". She currently serves on the governing boards of the Illinois Disability Association, the not-for-profit co-trustee of the Illinois Disability Pooled Trust, and Illinois Citizen's for Better Care, a nursing home residents' advocacy organization, and has served as president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Janna has also been recognized by Chicago Lawyer as one of the "Top Women Lawyers in Illinois 2008." She also holds the recognition of "Top Lawyer in Illinois" for 2007, 2006 and 2004, by Chicago Lawyer.
Elizabeth Gould is a licensed clinical social worker with 18 years of experience working with older adults. She is currently the Director of Quality Care Programs at the National Office of the Alzheimer's Association. In conjunction with the Public Policy Division of the Alzheimer's Association, she is working to promote quality dementia care in health and long term care settings through consumer education, Web based applications and training curricula. Prior to working for the Alzheimer's Association, Elizabeth was on faculty in the Department of Social Welfare at UCLA and managed a large internship in geriatrics for graduate social work students at the VA in West Los Angeles. She has many years of clinical experience from the VA healthcare system where she worked in geriatrics and extended care. Elizabeth became a certified mediator with the Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution in April 2005 and has an interest in working with older adults and families in transition. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work with a concentration in gerontology from California State University, Long Beach.
Linda Ochsenfeld mediates elder care and workplace/employment disputes. She has advanced training in several types of mediation and primarily uses a transformative mediation style. She has mediated guardianship matters, disputes between Medicare beneficiaries and health care providers, and employment disputes from the U.S. Postal Service, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. In her law practice, she has concentrated in elder and employment law and has provided services for hospice patients and homebound seniors. Linda has training through the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, the Center for Social Gerontology, and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
Amy Roth's experience as an advocate for the elderly is both wide and varied. In addition to her training in divorce and family mediation from Northwestern University and elder mediation training through Elder Decisions in Boston, Amy has served over seven years with Rainbow Hospice in Chicago. Along with a Certificate in Aging from Boston College, Amy's clinical social work experience, in both hospital and in-home situations, puts her at the forefront of elder advocacy.
Many thanks to:
Northwestern School of Continuing Studies
for hosting this Program
Please RSVP by November 7, 2008 to email@example.com
or by calling (312) 458-0984
Goedert Elder Law Professor and Director
Elder Law Initiative of the Institute for Health Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel. (312) 915-7835
Fax (312) 915-7115
Friday, October 31, 2008
Oct issue available here: http://www.abanet.org/srlawyers/publications/enewsletter/home.shtml
Upcoming conference, Senior Lawyers' Division:
Providing Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly with Equal Access to Justice
Sponsor: ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section
Co-sponsor: ABA Senior Lawyers Division
December 5, 2008
Stetson University College of Law
Monday, October 27, 2008
October 21, 2008 -- With a massive Baby Boomer population approaching retirement age and the current economic squeeze impacting American wallets, advanced long-term care planning is now more crucial than ever. To help educate families on these senior issues, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and AARP have joined forces to present a free Webcast on Oct. 30 at 1:00 pm ET entitled "Aging in America - How to Plan for it."
AARP's William Stoner will moderate the discussion, featuring insight
from NAELA members Ronald Fatoullah and Bernard A. Krooks on what
families should do now to prepare for the future. During the program,
attendees will also have the opportunity to ask their own questions of
"Aging in America" will be Webcast "live" from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. All public attendance is via the Internet. To attend, visit www.NAELA.org and click on the "Aging in America" Webcast registration button. There is no charge to attend, but attendance is limited.