Elder Law Section

The section provides education to its members, makes recommendations for improving the law, and undertakes projects to increase the understanding of senior citizens, their families and the public concerning legal issues affecting the elderly.

Chair
Elder Law of East Tennessee
903 N. Hall of Fame Dr
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865)951-2410
Immediate Past Chair
Apperson Crump PLC
6070 Poplar Ave #600
Memphis, TN 381193954
(901)756-6300

TBA Resource for Seniors Wins Statewide Award

Legal handbook named best public service project by a Tennessee association

NASHVILLE, July 23, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, the Tennessee Bar Association earned the top public service award from the Tennessee Society of Association Executives. The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors won the Association’s Advance Tennessee Award as the best public service project by an association in the state. The award was presented last week at a luncheon in Nashville.

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Judge: Guardians Not Entitled to Absolute Immunity

Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Hamilton Gayden has ruled that a Hendersonville woman placed in a conservatorship without her knowledge can sue her former public guardian for not acting in her best interests. The decision clears the way for Ginger Franklin to sue her former public guardian Jeanan Stuart, the Tennessean reports. Gayden had previously ruled that Franklin could not sue based on allegations that Stuart mishandled her financial affairs, but found this week that guardians are “not entitled to absolute judicial immunity for [their] alleged actions (or inactions)” and allowed a suit based on "best interest" grounds to proceed.

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