Health and Elder Law Expert to Deliver Keynote at Senior Citizens’ Law Day

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Robert Abrams, a nationally recognized health and elder law attorney, will talk about expanding legal services to senior citizens throughout New York state when he delivers the Nancy Sills ’76 Memorial Lecture at Albany Law School’s Senior Citizens’ Law Day on Oct. 26, 2013.

Abrams has twice participated in the once-in-a-decade White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA), first with President Bill Clinton in 1995 and again with President George W. Bush in 2005. At the 2005 conference, Abrams coordinated the first-ever WHCoA Technology Exhibit, showcasing technological initiatives to improve the quality of life for older individuals.

Abrams is the co-founder and currently of counsel to Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Einiger, LLP, a law firm located in Lake Success, N.Y., with additional locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Rochester. He has served as chair of both the Elder and Health Law sections of the New York State Bar Association.

 

Senior Citizens' Law Day, a free event for Capital Region seniors and their caregivers, is organized by the law school’s Pro Bono Program and will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany N.Y.

Attendees can register the day of the event for a free one-on-one counseling session with a representative from the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Albany Law School professors, attorneys and other experts will also conduct workshops covering approximately 25 topics, including:

   Health care decision making

   Protecting against scams

   Estate planning

   Medicare and Medicaid

   Charitable giving

No registration is required for workshops; attendants receive a free resource guidebook. For more information, contact erang@albanylaw.edu or 518-445-2304.

The Nancy Sills '76 Memorial Lecture was established in 2003 by Nancy Sills’ husband, Dr. Stephen Sills. Nancy Sills was a prominent and respected member of the legal community, especially in the fields of estate planning, estate taxation and probate law.