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
The dates, times and locations of the clinics are as follows:
May 4, 2009 – 11:15 a.m. at the Schenectady County Jewish
May 13, 2009 – 10:45 a.m. at the Scotia-Glenville Senior Center
May 22, 2009 – 10:45 a.m. at the Ten Eyck Apartments
May 29, 2009 – 12:45 p.m. at the Duanesburg Community Center
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.
For those wishing to register for the pro bono senior clinics, please
contact Richard Wickerham at (518) 372-5465 or Susan Ripley at Catholic
Charities of Schenectady County at (518) 346-1852, Ext. 5.
The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official
statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary
state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, NYSBA
programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved
the justice system for more than 130 years.
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY 12207 PH: (518) 463-3200 SECURE FX: (518) 463-5993