TBA Releases New Legal Handbook for Seniors

The TBA Public Education Committee this week released the 2014 Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors to help Tennesseans better understand federal and state benefits, new health care laws and a wide range of other issues of importance to older citizens. The project is an initiative of TBA President Cindy Wyrick, who made it part of her platform to do something meaningful for older citizens in the state and those who care for them. The handbook was developed by the TBA Public Education Committee under the leadership of Knoxville lawyer and committee co-chair Angelia Nystrom. A number of sections and committees and individual volunteers contributed to the project, which is based on a 2001 version that was developed by the Young Lawyers Division, Elder Law Section and Senior Lawyers Division. The new handbook is available for download or on a flash drive. Lawyers may use the resource in counseling their clients and may add their firm's logo and contact information to the cover page for distribution to their clients. Watch for information about events scheduled around release of the handbook and for continuing education programs to help members use the handbook in their practices.