Monday, February 09, 2009

"How Attorneys Can Address Abuse of the Elderly"

On Thursday, February 12, 2009, the Dauphin County (PA) Bar Association, through its Estate Planning & Probate Section, will host, for the Dauphin County Register of Wills, a "Breakfast with the Register" continuing legal education session for attorneys.

The DCBA website notes the upcoming CLE session, as follows:

Thursday, February 12, 2009 -- "Breakfast With The Register"

7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Presentation

Topic: "Update for Practitioners on Practice Before the Orphans' Court Division and in the Register of Wills Office," featuring Hon. Todd A. Hoover, Sandra C. Snyder, Barbara A. Lundgren, Thomas P. Gacki and Neil E. Hendershot, Moderator.

Location: Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center
[located at 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011].
Such sessions held for the practicing bar in Dauphin County, PA were well-attended in the past. See: PA EE&F Law Blog posting "Probate Bar Breakfast" in Central PA (11/08/06).

As in the past, the intended audience includes:
The participants are the same as in the past:
  • Barbara A. Lundgren serves as the Orphan’s Court Assistant Administrator.
Originally, I was proposed to serve as moderator for the panel. But, given the interest in elder abuse, Judge Hoover requested that I reprise my presentation given in November 2008 on that topic to the York County Bar Association at its "Breakfast with the Register" event. See: PA EE&F Law Blog posting "Financial Elder Abuse" Session In York (11/06/08).

Thus, for one hour (8:15 - 9:15 am), I will present a 77-slide presentation (reproduced in a handout) entitled "
The Aging Process and Elder Abuse: How Attorneys Can Address Abuse of the Elderly."

Pre-registration for the session already rose to 171 attendees.

There is no fee for the session, and a breakfast buffet will be provided.

Reservations can be made by
fax (717-234-4582), by mail to DCBA, 213 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, or by email to:

Act fast, however.
Pre-registration is requested.

For pre-registered attorneys, the program will provide one hour of substantive Continuing Legal Education credit.

The session is graciously underwritten by PNC Wealth Management, an affiliate of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., based in Pittsburgh, PA, with offices throughout Central Pennsylvania. Representatives of PNC will be present with other attendees.