Sunday, September 8, 2013

Free Law Workshop For Seniors

Liz Potter at the Phoenicia Library emailed me about this very informative upcoming event. If you are a senior you might want to check it out.

Local Law Student to Provide Workshop for Seniors
Phoenicia. On Saturday, September 28 at Phoenicia Library, Brittiny Razzano and a fellow Albany Law student will provide a free, legal information workshop for local senior citizens, family members, caregivers and elder care professionals.  This is part of a project designed to bring useful legal information and materials to a student’s home community.

The Elder Law Pro Bono Project is a collaboration between the Albany Law School Pro Bono Program and the Rural Law Center of New York. There is a long-standing tradition in the legal profession of providing pro bono or free legal assistance to benefit individuals and communities. This program gives law students the opportunity to do pro bono work in areas across the state. Susan Patnode, Executive Director of the Rural Law Center of New York, added, “Senior citizens and their families, especially in rural areas, often don’t have access to critical legal information. This workshop will bring important resources directly to home towns.”

The Phoenicia Library is sponsoring this event. Workshop topics include Wills, Health Care Proxies, Executors and an overview of legal issues affecting seniors. All are welcome to attend, but in order to provide materials for everyone, please call 688-7811 to reserve your place.  Thank you to Pierro Law Group, LLC who is sponsoring the printed materials. 

Elizabeth Potter, director, Phoenicia Library