500 Seniors Seek Legal Advice at Free Albany Law Event

Seniors Seek Legal Advice at Free Event

10/29/2007 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

On Saturday, Oct. 27, roughly 500 seniors visited the Albany Law School campus for the 14th Annual Senior Citizens' Law Day, a free event for Capital Region seniors and their caregivers. The event was sponsored by the Government Law Center of Albany Law School and the Albany Government Law Review.

Seniors had their choice of participating in more than 30 programs including such topics as:

  • Hiring Home Repair Contractors
  • Identity Theft
  • Options for Fighting Investment Fraud
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Raising Grandchildren
  • Staying Safe in Your Home

Attendees were also offered free 30-minute individual meetings with an attorney, courtesy of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and Albany Law School's Securities Arbitration Clinic.

Michael J. Burgess, director of the New York State Office for the Aging, delivered the Fifth Annual Nancy M. Sills '76 Memorial Lecture on "Protecting Seniors in the New Health and Consumer Marketplace."  

Senior Citizens' Law Day is an annual event that takes place during the month of October. For more information, visit www.albanylaw.edu/seniorlawday.