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
Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law
150 Stonebrook Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615)824-2571
Immediate Past Chair
Monica Franklin & Associates,...
4931 Homberg Drive
Knoxville, TN 379195146
(865)588-3700
Vice-Chair
J Barry Law Office
115 N Castle Heights Ave, Suite 101
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615)444-3568

Turn Your Expertise into a Magazine Article

It’s no surprise that some of the best articles in the Tennessee Bar Journal have come from TBA section members. Your membership in this section shows that you have a keen interest in trends, developments and case law in this practice area. Sharing this knowledge with your colleagues is one of the best traits of the profession.

How can you become a Journal author? Think of and refine your topic. It should be of interest to Tennessee lawyers, which is a broad criteria. This could mean you might explain a new state law, explain a complicated area of law, or take a larger issue and connect it to what it means for Tennessee attorneys and the justice system. Find a global issue within your particular experience or knowledge and tell about it and how it affects Tennessee law. Then take a look at the writer’s guidelines at http://www.tba.org/submit-an-article, which will tell you about length, notes and other details. Once it’s in the proper format, send it in! It goes to the editor, Suzanne Craig Robertson, who will then get it to the seven members of the Editorial Board for review.

If you are published, you may apply for CLE credit for your work under Supreme Court Rule 21 Section 4.07(b). For details on claiming the credit, check with the Commission on CLE & Specialization at http://www.cletn.com/.

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ABLE, Nursing Home Law, Estate Planning and More at 2017 Elder Law Forum

The TBA's annual Elder Law Forum will be held July 14 at the AT&T Building in downtown Nashville. Sessions will cover ABLE, Special Needs Trusts, Medicare bundled billing, estate planning, wills and corresponding tax implications. Legislative updates will be provided to include information regarding nursing home law developments and regulations. A new session will address how to avoid pitfalls involving families and the representation of elders.

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