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 Practice of Timothy L....
150 Stonebrook Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615)824-2571
Immediate Past Chair
Monica Franklin & Associates,...
4931 Homberg Drive
Knoxville, TN 379195146
(865)588-3700

Disability Group Seeks Attorney in Chattanooga

The Florida-based Disability Help Group is seeking an associate attorney to serve the greater Chattanooga area. Responsibilities include helping individuals obtain disability benefits from the Social Security Administration and handling all stages of the administrative process. Past experience with SSA cases is not required but successful candidates will need to spend four to six months in Florida for training. Those hired also must be able to work from home. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, salary request and resume to Matthew Sauerwald. Learn more in this job announcement.

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Knoxville Receives Grant to Combat Elder Abuse

Knoxville officials today announced a $350,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to combat elder abuse by training judges, prosecutors, case workers and 877 law enforcement officers. The three-year grant also includes funding for victim services and exploring solutions to stem abuse, Knoxnews reports. Last year, Tennessee officials investigated 483 cases of elder abuse in Knox County, including allegations of financial exploitation, neglect and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. The grant was awarded to the Knoxville Police Department and will be managed by the Community Action Committee’s Office on Aging.

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