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.

Elder Law of East Tennessee
903 N. Hall of Fame Dr
Knoxville, TN 37917
Immediate Past Chair
Apperson Crump PLC
6070 Poplar Ave #600
Memphis, TN 381193954

Legal Aid Releases Public Guide to Conservatorships

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has released a new free brochure on conservatorship in Tennessee, the Leaf Chronicle reports. It provides information to family members, caregivers and friends who may want to help someone by becoming their conservator, as well as to those who need or already have a conservator making their decisions. For both groups, the booklet outlines basic information such as what a conservatorship is, the types of conservatorships available, the legal requirements to become a conservator, how to apply for a conservator to be appointed and how to end a conservatorship. Download a copy or pick up hard copies from your local legal aid office.

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Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Forms Alzheimer’s Directory

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has announced the formation of an Alzheimer’s Directory for the use of officers and staff at BCSO. At the request of family members, a senior assist officer will respond to a residence to take a photograph of and collect information for the log book that will describe a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. All information, including the family member’s photograph, will remain confidential unless needed to assist law enforcement personnel identify and return home a family member who has wandered away. The Chattanoogan has more.

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