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
Elder Law of East Tennessee
903 N Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917-6748
(865)951-2410
Vice-Chair
Trailhead Estate Planning
P.O. Box 242
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Facebook: @trailheadep
LinkedIn: peter-j-harrison
(423)228-7029
Immediate Past Chair
J Barry Law Office
115 N Castle Heights Ave, Suite 102
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615)444-3568
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

General-Solo FastTrack 2019

The TBA General-Solo & Small Firm Practitioners Section has selected the dates for its annual favorite FastTrack series held in all three grand divisions. The FastTrack program allows for a 15-hour CLE opportunity, featuring diverse topics designed to be relevant to a wide range of practice areas. Attendees can receive seven hours of live credit at each forum, then enjoy eight prepaid CLE credits to use for any online programming. Stay tuned for more details!
 
When: Aug. 2, Memphis; Aug. 9-10 and Nov. 8, Nashville;  Aug. 23, Knoxville
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Demand to Increase for Attorneys Practicing Elder Law

As the U.S. population continues to get older, more attorneys are entering the field of elder law or expanding their practices to provide elder law services, the ABA Journal reports. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2035, for the first time in American history, there will be more adults age 65 and older than children. “As the American population grays, the need for attorneys who understand the unique aspects of planning for the elderly and people with special needs will grow,” says Michael J. Amoruso, president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Medicare and Medicaid issues, long-term care planning, age discrimination disputes, veterans benefits, guardianship issues, inheritance disputes and elder abuse, among other categories, are areas that will need significant legal attention in the coming decades.
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