Members

Elder Law Section

Since 1990, the Elder Law Section has supported its nearly 500 members in meeting the needs of the burgeoning elder population. 

In addition to addressing traditional planning needs relating to wills, trusts, taxes, and pension planning, the section also addresses issues specific to the elder community, such as elder abuse and neglect, long-term health care planning, nursing home care, Medicare, Medical Assistance, Social Security, and other public benefits.  Through a weekly e-newsletter, an annual educational institute, and a bi-monthly Medical Assistance forum, section members are provided with the resources to keep abreast of the latest developments in elder law, to network with experienced elder law attorneys, and to serve an increasingly large and complex elder population. 

For more information about the section, please contact any of the section officers listed below.

2014-15 Officers 
Chair: Lori Skibbie
Vice Chair: Mary Frances Price
Treasurer: Stuart Deuring
Secretary: Andrea Smith 

Section Benefits and Activities

  • General Membership Benefits
  • Annual meeting
  • Bi-Weekly eNewsletters
  • Analysis and notice of legislative developments
  • Participation and networking through committee work on issues affecting the elderly
  • Cooperation with government, nonprofit organizations, community groups working with the elderly, and other sections of the MSBA working on related matters
Legal Needs of the Elderly Counseling to Deal with Diverse Matters including:
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Age discrimination 
  • Durable powers of attorney 
  • Long-term care planning 
  • Guardianship and conservatorship 
  • Health care planning and declarations 
  • Housing options 
  • Medicare, Medical Assistance, Social Security and other public benefits 
  • Health care issues 
  • Tax and pension planning 
  • Probate administration 
  • Trusts 
  • Wills and estate planning

Committees
Members can contribute to the work and leadership of the Section through participation in any of the Section's thirteen Standing Committees. Click here for more information about committee participation.  


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