The Senior Lawyer

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    The Senior Lawyer features substantive articles for lawyers who are age 55 or older and is published to help with career continuity and career changes. Articles that have appeared in past issues include such topics as value of important papers, estate planning, ethical issues, life settlements and retaining and maintaining closed files. Also included are updates on Section news, committee reports, programs and events. Edited by Willard H. DaSilva, Esq., The Senior Lawyer is published by the Senior Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

    The Senior Lawyer is published as a benefit for members of the Senior Lawyers Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission. © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 1949-8322 (print) ISSN 1949-8330 (online)

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    (Fall 2015)

    A Message from the Section Chair
    Carole A. Burns

    A Message from the Editor
    Willard H. DaSilva

    On Seniority
    Rosemary Byrne

    There May Be a Help Center in Your Future
    C. Bruce Lawrence

    Lawyers and Email: Ethical and Security Considerations
    Scott Aurnou

    Pitfalls in Pet Planning
    Lenore S. Davis

    Estate Planning and Tax Tips for Non-Traditional Families
    Nanette Lee Miller, Janis Cowhey McDonagh and Lorraine Paceleo

    Ethical Boundaries in Settlement Discussions
    Eileen E. Buholtz

    The Adequacy of Expert Disclosure in Motion Practice
    David A. Glazer

    The End of Conflicts of Interest?: Courts Warm Up to Advance Waivers
    C. Evan Stewart

    Will Intoxication Negate Depraved Indifference in Alcohol-Based Motor Vehicle Fatalities?
    Edward L. Fiandach

    Unforeseen Practical Ramifications of Accepting an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal
    Douglas H. Wigdor and Matthew Pisciotta

    Matrimonial Actions and the Use of Supplemental Needs Trusts for Individuals with Disabilities 46
    Elana M. Simha and Mordecai Y. Simha

    Medicaid Recoveries, Liens and Strategies
    Michael L. Pfeifer