Articles on Elder Law

Resources for the elder lawyer Elder Law, November 1999 What "Fair Housing" Means for People with Disabilities is a new booklet published by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.
Senior citizens’ real estate tax exemptions for married persons By Carl H. Stowe Elder Law, November 1999 Counsel helping senior citizens with application for any one of three exemptions which may apply to real property used as a home should be mindful of the fact that married persons who maintain separate residences qualifying as homestead property may not be entitled to the same relief as single persons who are over 65.
Stops on the info-highway: Kansas Elder Law Network and WashLaw Elder Law, November 1999 This is the first of an occasional series of articles highlighting Web sites of interest to elder lawyers.
Tobacco and older persons: of studies and settlements Elder Law, November 1999 For a generation that was raised on the idea of smoking cigarettes, pipes and cigars as a basic activity of adulthood, the change in society's attitude over the last fifteen years must be disconcerting.
Contributions welcome Elder Law, June 1999 The Elder Law newsletter serves as the communications vehicle for and between members of the Elder Law Section, other practitioners and the legal profession at large.
How to deal with reporters By Lee Beneze Elder Law, June 1999 Recently, I had the pleasure of listening to an enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker at the Annual Symposium of the National Association of Legal Services Developers.
Legal services developers hold annual symposium; express concerns about Older Americans Act By Richard Ingham Elder Law, June 1999 The National Association of Legal Services Developers (NALSD) held its annual symposium in Boulder, Colorado, April 15-18. NALSD officers reported record highs in symposium attendance and NALSD membership, progress in relationships with Older Americans Act (OAA) partners, but disappointment with Administration on Aging (AoA) proposed amendments to the OAA which would weaken the Act's longstanding commitment to advocacy.
Shades of gray matter: The decisional capacity dilemma in advance directives By Daniel M. Moore Elder Law, June 1999 This article deals with a serious matter confronted at different times by lawyers and health care providers.
United States government issues Cold War Recognition Certificates to veterans, reservists and federal employees By Lee Beneze Elder Law, June 1999 Congress has directed the Secretary of Defense to award a "Cold War Recognition Certificate" to members of the United States Armed Forces (including members of the Reserve components) and federal employees, who served their country during the Cold War Era.
Contributions welcome Elder Law, April 1999 The Elder Law newsletter serves as the communications vehicle for and between members of the Elder Law Section, other practitioners and the legal profession at large.
Elderly services officers training program By Mardyth E. Pollard Elder Law, April 1999 The state of Illinois is the national leader in becoming the first in the nation to provide elderly services officers (ESO) training.
“Granny’s lawyer goes to jail” law held unconstitutional by federal judge By Steven C. Perlis Elder Law, April 1999 Many general practitioner cringe at the thought of counseling elderly clients, or their family members, regarding Medicaid planning techniques.
Legal assistance to Alzheimer patients By John P. Goedert Elder Law, April 1999 Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that attacks the brain, resulting in impaired memory, defective reasoning, and erratic and sometimes violent behavior. It is a form of dementia that causes an irreversible deterioration of mental, emotional, and physical abilities.
National Association of Legal Services Developers takes position on OAA reauthorization at annual meeting in Nashville By Richard Ingham Elder Law, April 1999 The National Association of Legal Services Developers (NALSD) will hold its Sixth Annual Symposium in Boulder, Colorado, in mid-April.
The need to regulate assisted living facilities By Lionel Brazen Elder Law, April 1999 As our population ages, there is a growing need for "assisted living" facilities. "Assisted living facility" is loosely defined as a facility for senior citizens somewhere between their own home and a full nursing facility.
UPDATE: U. S. Justice Department drops section 4734 appea By Lee Beneze Elder Law, April 1999 The infamous section 4734 of the Balanced Budget Act, usually referred to as the "granny's legal advisor goes to jail" clause is in the news again, perhaps for the last time.
“Counseling your Florida client”: Illinois and Florida Elder Section Councils cooperate on seminar to be held in St. Petersburg Elder Law, January 1999 On March 11-13, 1999, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar will host, with the assistance of the Illinois State Bar Association, a seminar under the sunny skies of St. Petersburg on "Counseling Your Florida Client."
Former director of aging passes away By Rebeckah Gray Elder Law, January 1999 On Sunday, September 27, 1998, one of the early directors of the Illinois Department on Aging passed away at the age of 85.
Managed care insurer liability: Federal legislative update By Julie A. Braun Elder Law, January 1999 The 1998 congressional session included six major bills directly addressing managed care insurer liability.
Managed health care and senior citizens: Part 2 By Frederick L. Specht Elder Law, January 1999 Health plans have not established ethics programs solely for the purpose of quieting the public's fears that health plans place cost concerns before patient care.

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