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Posted by: Elizabeth Todaro on Feb 10, 2014

Public education project provides information and resources for Tennesseans

The TBA Public Education Committee has updated The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors. The Handbook contains practical information on a wide range of topics, including issues such as applying for Social Security benefits, long-term care considerations and estate planning, as well as completely new sections addressing online security and new health care legislation. 

An updated list of resources relevant for Tennessee Seniors is also included.

Copies are available now for download. For more information about the project, to request a presentation in your area or to volunteer to help promote the Handbook,  contact TBA Sections & Committees Coordinator Jenny Jones

This publication is based largely on a previous edition of the handbook that was published and distributed in 2001 by the TBA Elder Law Section, the TBA Young Lawyers Division and the TBA Senior Lawyers Division. The TBA Public Education Committee worked this year under the leadership of Co-Chair Angelia Nystrom. The project was spearheaded by TBA President Cindy Wyrick, who identified this as a priority to help meet the needs of the growing and frequently underserved senior adult population in Tennessee.

Fortunately, there are many ways we can now distribute this valuable resource: via website download or electronic flashdrive. TBA members are welcome to use the resource in counseling their clients and may add their firm’s logo and contact information to the book cover for distribution to clients. Electonic copies are also available to the public directly from this website. This book promises to be a great benefit for the members of our communities and for the clients that we serve and all resources are available here on the TBA website and will be updated regularly.


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These materials are available for outreach and presentations to promote The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors. 

Handbook Flyer

Handbook Powerpoint Presentation

Handbook Powerpoint Notes Handout

Handbook Presentation Script


The Tennessee Bar Association gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the many volunteers who contributed to this Handbook.

A large and active group of volunteers supported and continue to assist with updates and outreach for this project. 


For more information about this project, to request a presentation in your area or to volunteer to help promote this project, please contact TBA Access to Justice / Public Education Coordinator Liz Todaro.