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.

Elder Law of East Tennessee
903 N Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917-6748
Trailhead Estate Planning
P.O. Box 242
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Facebook: @trailheadep
LinkedIn: peter-j-harrison
Immediate Past Chair
J Barry Law Office
115 N Castle Heights Ave, Suite 102
Lebanon, TN 37087
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Pro Bono & Faith Days Provide Training on Free Legal Resources

The Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance is celebrating its third annual Pro Bono & Faith Days with training events for legal, community and faith leaders in each grand division of the state this month. The sessions will focus on the free legal resources and other help available in each area, and how leaders can better serve their communities through faith and justice partnerships. This year’s partners are the National Interfaith Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Tennessee Senior Law Alliance, which respectively, will highlight the legal resources available for those experiencing domestic and sexual violence or elder abuse. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 21 in Morristown, Oct. 24 in Gallatin, Oct. 29 in Memphis and Oct. 31 in Chattanooga. All events will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. local time. Learn more and register to attend an event in your area.

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State Schedules Medicaid Hearing in Memphis

After a number of Memphis officials urged the state to hold a hearing in Memphis on proposed changes to Tennessee’s Medicaid system, the Division of TennCare announced it will hold a hearing Oct. 15 at the University of Memphis. The public hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the University Center, UC Ballroom, 499 University St., the Daily Memphian reports. Parking will be available at the center’s garage at 505 Zach Curlin St. For those who cannot make the event, comments on the plan can be sent by email to public.notice.tenncare@tn.gov.

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