April 29, 2009
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE FREE LEGAL ADVICE TO SENIORS
Elder Law Section Offers Legal Consultation Services Throughout Schenectady County
The Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association will be sponsoring four upcoming pro bono legal clinics to provide local seniors with free legal counsel on a wide variety of aging-related issues. Hosted in conjunction with The Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services and Catholic Charities of Schenectady County, the clinics will be held at various locations across Schenectady County.
The dates, times and locations of the clinics are as follows:
An Elder Law Section attorney will provide a brief presentation at
each clinic regarding important legal issues facing older adults,
including the essential aspects of wills, power of attorney, and health
care proxies. The clinics also will provide ample time for
attendees to ask questions as a group or on an individual basis.
If a senior’s legal problem is beyond the scope of the
attorney’s knowledge, or is too complicated to solve within the
applicable time frame, the attorney will then direct the senior to
additional referral sources.