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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Feb 27, 2014

Public education project provides information and resources for Tennesseans

The TBA Public Education Committee, through the leadership of Co-Chair Angelia Nystrom, has updated The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors for 2014. The updated 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.

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

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 previous edition of this handbook was very well received and all printed copies of the book were quickly exhausted after distribution.

Fortunately, there are many ways we can now distribute this valuable resource: via website download, electronic flashdrive or printed copy. The updated handbook is available (at no cost) to TBA Members via digital format for their use in counseling their clients. TBA members are invited to add their firm’s logo and contact information to the Handbook cover for distribution to their clients. Electonic and printed copies are also available to the public directly from the TBA. 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.