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 Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917-6748
Trailhead Estate Planning
1155 Ridgeway Ave Ste 242
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Facebook: @trailheadep
LinkedIn: peter-j-harrison
Immediate Past Chair
J Barry Law Office
115 N Castle Heights Ave, Suite 101
Lebanon, TN 37087
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Elder Law Basics Programming Now Available Online

Several videos from this year’s Elder Law Basics program are now available to purchase on the Tennessee Bar Association website. Topics for these videos include:
These online programs offer an opportunity for you to brush up on essential issues related to the practice while allowing the flexibility to work around your busy schedule in the last-minute rush for CLE credit. You can view other upcoming programs and online video options on our CLE webpage.
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American Airlines: Video Footage Proves Elderly Woman Was Not Abandoned

American Airlines is fighting back on allegations that they left an elderly patient with Parkinson's Disease unattended overnight in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, USA Today reports. Olimpia Warsaw said that she was traveling with the airline last Friday to attend the funeral of her son's father and was left at the airport after her flight to Detroit was canceled. The airline says that it has video footage that contradicts Warsaw’s statement, showing that a family member picked her up from the terminal less than 45 minutes after she exited the plane. American says it is "deeply concerned about what occurred” and that its customer relations department has spoken with Warsaw's family "multiple times" and refunded her ticket.

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