Elder Law Society to Hold Discussion on Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

11/14/2012 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and with memories from last year of Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Lee still fresh in our minds, Albany Law School’s chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys will host a panel discussion focusing on disaster preparedness for the elderly on Nov. 26, 2012, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Matthew Bender Room.

The panel will discuss disaster preparedness for the elderly from both a law perspective and a policy perspective, and will also describe meaningful forms of pro bono work in which attorneys can engage in the aftermath of disasters. 

Serving as members of this panel will be:

Barbara Asheld '77, Counsel to Nixon Peabody LLP and former Director of the Bureau of House Counsel for the New York State Department of Health

Karen A. Butler '95, Partner at Thuillez, Ford, Butler & Young and a Registered Nurse with 20+ years as a Critical Care nurse

Anne Reynolds Copps '81, Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Anne Reynolds Copps

James Hacker '84, Managing Partner of Hacker Murphy, LLP

Rick Iannello, Executive Director of the Albany Guardian Society

New York State Law Revision Commission Executive Director Rose Mary Bailly, an adjunct professor at Albany Law School, will be the moderator for this discussion.

A food-and-beverage reception with the speakers will immediately follow this program.

This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged. To reserve a spot, send an email to bpomerance@albanylaw.edu. Also, donations will be gratefully accepted for the hurricane relief efforts in New York City at this event.