Free Event Provides Senior Citizens, Caregivers with Legal Counsel

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Date: 02/07/2012

The 18th Annual Senior Citizens’ Law Day will take place at Albany Law School on April 21, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The community program annually offers free legal information and advice on aging-related issues to hundreds of senior citizens, family members, care providers and advocates through one-on-one counseling, workshops and a keynote presentation.

Elizabeth Loewy '84, head of the Elder Abuse Unit for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, will deliver The Nancy M. Sills '76 Memorial Lecture at 9:00 a.m. Loewy, recently honored as Albany Law’s Spring 2011 Alumna in Residence, oversees assistant district attorneys who prosecute more than 500 elder abuse cases each year. She will speak about elder abuse law and domestic violence law.

Also at Senior Citizens’ Law Day, Albany Law School professors, attorneys and other experts will conduct workshops covering such issues as:

  • Health care decision making
  • Protecting against scams
  • Estate planning
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Charitable giving

Representatives from the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Albany Law School Clinic & Justice Center will provide free one-on-one counseling sessions.

The event, organized by the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. For more information, contact 518-445-3368.