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Senior Citizens' Law Day

Senior Citizens' Law Day

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014  9 am - 4 pm


A free event for Capital Region seniors and their caregivers

9 am - 4 pm
Community Resource Fair

10 am - 11 am
Nancy M. Sills '76 Memorial Lecture Speaker Assembly Member John McDonald 

11 am - 4 pm
Pro Bono Walk-In Clinic (Legal Advice and Financial Planning)

The following workshop schedule will be facilitated by attorneys, financial advisors and other experts:

11 am 11:45 am

Planning for a Family Member;

Medicare, Managed Care, Supplemental Insurance;

Kinship Care;

Avoiding Estate Litigation Through Mediation;

Pre-Planning A Funeral;

Protective Services for Vulnerable Adults

Noon – 12:45 pm

Identity Theft & Senior Scams;

Drafting a Will, Power of Attorney, & Health Care Proxy;

My Home, My Castle I: Aging in Place;

Pooled Trusts, Community Care;

Staying in Control of Your Life with Consumer Directed Personal Assistance;

Women's Retirement Reality


1 pm – 1:45 pm

Medicaid: Reality V. Myth;

Planning for Long -Term Nursing Home Care;

My Home, My Castle II: Passing Your Family's Home Down to the Next Generation;

Devising a Charitable Gift in Your Estate Plan;

Pet Trusts;

Baby Boomers Guide to Social Security


2 pm - 2:45 pm

Hiring a Contractor for Home Repairs, Avoiding Scams & Rip Offs;

Power of Attorney, Why You Need One;

Tax Free Investment Planning;

It's a Social World: How Adult Day Programs Help Maintain Independence;

Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved Ones;

Help for the Caregiver


3 pm - 3:45 pm

Elder Law Project & Rural Law Center Presentation;

Protecting Yourself from Common Scams and Fraud;

Elder & Special Needs Planning: Things to Consider;



No registration is required for workshops; attendants receive a free resource guidebook.

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.

A light breakfast will be available at 9am and a reduced rate lunch will be available from 12-2pm.

For more information, call 518-445-2304.




2014 Sponsors and Partners

Flagship Level: Times Union

Gold Level: Pierro Law Group, LLC

Silver Level: NYSARC Trust Services

Bronze Level: Witecki Law Office; New York State Bar Association Department of Pro Bono Affairs; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Friend Level: New York State Kinship Care Navigator; EverSafe; Herzog Law, LLC; Nolfo-McKenna Law Office

Supporters: P.J. Green, Inc.; Premiere Transportation; Stewarts Shops

Community Partners: Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany; The New York State Office of the Attorney General; Rural Law Center of New York, Inc.; Albany County Veterans Service Bureau; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Albany Stratton VA; Albany County Department for the Aging; The Albany County Bar Association; Prisoners’ Legal Services, The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern N.Y.; Consumer Directed Choices; Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley;  Home Care Association of NYS; NYS Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection; AHP Homeownership Center; Albany Law School Pro Bono Elder Law Project; Albany Law School Chapter of NAELA; Senior Services of Albany, Community Care; Fidelis Care of New York; Tully Rinckey PLLC; Law Offices of Ronald Kim; Burke & Casserly, PC; Edward Jones Investing


Two Decades of Service

Senior Citizens' Law Day is an annual community education event held on the Albany Law School campus.

For nearly 20 years, Senior Citizens’ Law Day has provided reliable and objective information on some of the most pressing legal, financial and health issues of concern today to hundreds of seniors and their family members living throughout the Capital Region. A sampling of the regular seminars offered throughout the day include Future Care Planning for Adult Disabled Children; Health Care Proxies and Living Wills; Medicaid; Medicare; Powers of Attorney; Putting Your Affairs in Order; Small Estates; Voting; and Trusts.

The Nancy M. Sills '76 Memorial Lecture is held as part of Senior Citizens' Law Day. Past lectures have been presented by a New York state lieutenant governor, directors of the New York state Office for the Aging, Albany Law School faculty, and prominent advocates for older adults.

Download a copy of the 2014 Senior Citizen's Law Day Handbook [PDF].​