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
Monica Franklin & Associates,...
4931 Homberg Drive
Knoxville, TN 379195146
(865)588-3700
Immediate Past Chair
Elder Law of East Tennessee
903 N. Hall of Fame Dr
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865)951-2410
Vice-Chair
Elder Law Practice of Timothy L....
150 Stonebrook Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615)824-2571

2016 Elder Law Forum Set for July 15 in Nashville

Experts at the 2016 Elder Law Forum in Nashville will share new and timely information related to perennial topics of Medicaid planning, conservatorships and special needs trusts in Tennessee. The CLE course, approved for 5.75 credits, will also feature a Vanderbilt University geriatrician who will address the unique needs of older adults. The event will be held on July 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the AT&T Building, 333 Commerce Street. 

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Columnists Cover Elders, Recording Employees and Coffee, Milk and Sugar

This month's Tennessee Bar Journal columnists cover a lot of ground: Monica Franklin writes about "Protecting Older Adults from Financial Exploitation: Proposed Federal Laws and Regulations." Edward Phillips and Brandon Morrow explore the issues of one employee recording another's harassment in "O, That Mine Enemy Would Record Me With Her Smartphone." Humor columnist Bill Haltom handles a hot topic with a cold outcome -- a recent lawsuit involving too much ice in Starbucks coffee. The Hon. Creed McGinley reviews Haltom's new book, Milk & Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker. Read the review, then come to the TBA Convention on Thursday to have the book signed, following the CLE, "Seersucker and Civility: How to Dress and Behave Like a Lawyer."

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