Monday, October 27, 2008

Two PA Elder Law Newsletters Issued

Last week, two newsletters were issued and posted online regarding elder law in Pennsylvania -- one from the PA Bar Association's Elder Law Section, and another from the Elder Law & Consumer Protection Clinic at Penn State/Dickinson Law School.

On October 24, 2008, the Fall, 2008 issue (Vol. 7, No. 2) of the PBA Elder Law Section Newsletter (PDF, 18 pages) was made available to members, and also to the public "for a limited time only."

The Fall 2008 issue of the PBA Elder Law Section Newsletter contains these articles:

  • Message from the Chair, by Linda Anderson (p. 1)
  • Coming in Spring 2009: 12th Annual Elder Law Institute, by Sally Schoffstall (p. 2)
  • Status of Assisted Living in Pennsylvania, by Dana M. Breslin (p. 3)
  • CMS Issues Final Rule to Empower Medicaid Beneficiaries to Direct Personal Assistance Services, by Neil E. Hendershot (p. 4)
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid: Long-Term Care Recent Developments, by Robert C. Gerhard, III (p. 5)
  • Elder Law Numbers Quick Reference, by Robert C. Gerhard, III (p. 7)
  • Rethinking the Simple Will, by Robert Clofine (p. 8)
  • Section Leadership List (p. 9)
  • Elder Law: What It Means to You and Your Future, by Robert Gerhard III & Ellen Wase (p. 10)
  • Life Care Planning: A New Approach to Elder Law, by Leslie Wizelman (p. 11)
  • Escape from “Alcatraz:” a/k/a an Inappropriate Annuity, by Timothy W. Smith (p. 13)
  • John Michael Hall Appointed Acting Secretary of Aging, compiled from a PA Department of Aging Press Release (p. 14)
  • Time Management for Lawyers: A Psychological Perspective, by Dr. Amiram Elwork (p. 16)
  • Contact the Editors (p. 18)
  • Help with Your PBA Elder Law Section Listserv (p. 18)
Earlier that week, on October 20, 2008, Penn State's Elder Law and Consumer Protection Clinic made available online the Fall 2008 issue of its newsletter, "Adventures in Law and Aging" (PDF, 4 pages).

The Fall 2008 issue of the PSU Elder Law & Consumer Protection Clinic's Newsletter contains these articles:
  • PBA Elder Law Chair Shares Her Experiences with Penn State Students, by Trisha Cowart (p. 1)
  • County Redevelopment Projects Can Make Home Repairs More Affordable to the Elderly, by Danyele Coffey (p. 1)
  • Probating Estates: Remembering the Family Exemption, by Andrea Miller (p. 2)
  • Bringing Law School to Life, by Tania L. Klam (p. 2)
  • Getting By With a Lot of Help From Our Friends (p. 2)
  • Tackling Medicaid Appeal Problems, by Lyndsey Leatherman (p. 3)
  • An Elder Law Vacation?, by Katherine Pearson (p. 3)
  • Upcoming Events In Law and Aging (p. 4)
Both newsletters contain a reminder that the PBA Elder Law Section will be meeting during the PBA's Section/Committee Day on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 (Agenda, PDF, 3 pages), at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, in Camp Hill. Most other sections and committees of the PBA, including its Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, also will be meeting there then.