Elder Care. Legal news and articles for February 22 - 23, 2012

Northern Trust Named 2011 Pro Bono Corporate Partner of the Year by Center for ...Christian care worker who refused to work on Sundays because of her faith ...Gender-based abortions are illegal, but still offered by some clinicsFive Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 23Police force's sloppy investigations leave abuse of disabled unsolvedPolice force's sloppy investigations leave abuse of disabled unsolvedMy View: Changes are needed to keep Medicaid viableBonnie Kraham: Plan will to cut risk of disputes after your deathA to Z Law's Attorneys Increase Involvement in Legal CommunityEstate Planning for Transgender Clients by Mass. LGBTQ Bar Assoc.Maine experts say older drivers need support, intervention, not more lawsBill would give teen convicts second chanceBeacon Hill Roll CallPatrick names two to Probate and Family CourtBill would give teen convicts second chance

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Legislators table neglect bill
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 3, 2012

The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on Thursday heard more testimony on the care of the elderly. A compromise that has proved elusive for more than two years will be sought next week. A bill to create felony penalties for severe neglect of ...more »

LA hospital accused of patient-dumping
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 5, 2012

Public Counsel, a pro-bono law firm, filed a suit alleging elder abuse, false imprisonment and hospital negligence. The firm also turned the information over to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for review. By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times While ...more »

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Northern Trust Named 2011 Pro Bono Corporate Partner of the Year by Center for ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 23, 2012

Partnering with attorneys from a prominent Chicago law firm, Northern Trust volunteers conducted free workshops at senior centers. To participate, Northern Trust lawyers completed a training session conducted by Thomas Wendt, Chief Legal Officer of ...more »

Christian care worker who refused to work on Sundays because of her faith ...
Daily MailFebruary 23, 2012

By Eddie Wrenn A devout Christian care worker who lost her case for religious discrimination after refusing to work Sundays plans to appeal against the decision. Celestina Mba said she was 'amazed' by an employment tribunals findings which ruled in ...more »

Gender-based abortions are illegal, but still offered by some clinics
The Periscope PostFebruary 23, 2012

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which carries out the regulation of abortion clinics as well as of elder care homes, is now under question. Under the 1967 Abortion Act, two doctors must agree that the risks to a woman's mental or physical health ...more »

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 23
Patch.comFebruary 23, 2012

Free Assistance: Elder law attorney Denise Yurkofsky will be available to discuss legal issues with individuals during free, private 20-minute sessions. Set up an appointment by calling the Council on Aging. 2. Town Meeting: The Town Meeting Procedures ...more »

Police force's sloppy investigations leave abuse of disabled unsolved
News10.netFebruary 23, 2012

Delgadillo also declined to comment on specific cases of alleged abuse or mistreatment at the developmental centers, citing patient privacy laws. Corey Smith, the former firefighter who is now police chief, said he was not permitted to speak with ...more »

Police force's sloppy investigations leave abuse of disabled unsolved
News10.netFebruary 23, 2012

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - An elderly Delta man lost not just his boat, but his home ... The Bella Vista Broncos defeated the Rio Americano Raiders 71-50 Wednesday ... The Yuba City Honkers upset the Del Campo Cougars 74-65 in the 1st round of the .more »

My View: Changes are needed to keep Medicaid viable
Times Herald-RecordFebruary 23, 2012

Today, expanded eligibility rules coupled with a depressed economy and financial planners and elder law attorneys leveraging the system to help their clients receive Medicaid benefits have sharply increased the number of recipients.more »

Bonnie Kraham: Plan will to cut risk of disputes after your death
Times Herald-RecordFebruary 23, 2012

By Bonnie Kraham Most people agree on the importance of doing elder law estate planning. It can help avoid the cost and duration of probate proceedings and any possible fighting among survivors, save on estate taxes, plan for disability, keep assets in ...more »

A to Z Law's Attorneys Increase Involvement in Legal Community
openPR (press release)February 23, 2012

VanConas is the supervising partner of the Conservatorships and Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration Practice Group. She is a Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law, as Certified by the State Bar of California, ...more »

Estate Planning for Transgender Clients by Mass. LGBTQ Bar Assoc.
Rainbow TimesFebruary 23, 2012

She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and speaks regularly on issues surrounding long term care planning with a focus on special needs trusts. Michelle has also served on the board of the LGBT Political Alliance of ...more »

Maine experts say older drivers need support, intervention, not more laws
Bangor Daily NewsFebruary 23, 2012

“Maine is one of the oldest states in the country,” said Onion, who is a geriatric doctor, elder issues consultant and member of the Maine Senior Drivers Coalition. “The vast majority of senior drivers do a good job, recognize they have problems and ...more »

Bill would give teen convicts second chance
Wausau Daily HeraldFebruary 23, 2012

As originally presented, the proposed law (SB 212) provided an opportunity for inmates sentenced to life when they were under 18 to be resentenced after serving 25 years — but only for a crime other than homicide. That initial term was shortened to 15 ...more »

Beacon Hill Roll Call
Wicked LocalFebruary 22, 2012

They noted the measure also abolishes many antiquated laws relating to state financing. The Senate has already approved a different version of the measure. The House version now goes to the Senate for consideration. Limit growth in state spending (S ...more »

Patrick names two to Probate and Family Court
Boston HeraldFebruary 22, 2012

Christopher has practiced law for 22 years at MetroWest Legal Services in Framingham, representing low income and elder clients in administrative and court proceedings, with a focus on family law. She has been a supervising attorney since 2000 and ...more »

Bill would give teen convicts second chance
WJXT JacksonvilleFebruary 22, 2012

A Senate panel will consider a proposed law that allows some inmates who were sentenced to life imprisonment as teenagers to get a "second chance." The Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee is set to take up the bill (SB 212) on Wednesday.more »

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