Thursday, October 23, 2014

Albany Law School to Host 20th Annual Senior Citizens’ Law Day October 25

Free workshops and legal consultations for seniors, families, caregivers

ALBANY, N.Y. – Albany Law School will host its 20th Annual Senior Citizens’ Law Day, providing free legal services to senior citizens, families and caregivers on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At the event, organized by the law school’s Pro Bono Program, professors, attorneys and other experts will conduct workshops on such topics as:

·        Health care decision making
·        Protecting against scams                            
·        Estate planning
·        Medicare and Medicaid
·        Charitable giving

No registration is required for workshops, and attendees receive a free resource guidebook. Attendees will also have an opportunity to register the day of the event for a free one-on-one counseling session with a representative from the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

For more information, visit or call (518) 445-2304.

Senior Citizens' Law Day will also include the Nancy M. Sills '76 Memorial Lecture, with the speaker to be announced soon. Past lectures have been presented by a New York state lieutenant governor, directors of the New York state Office for the Aging, Albany Law School faculty, and prominent advocates for older adults.

2014 Sponsors and Partners

(Updated 2014 Sponsors and Partners)

Flagship Level: Times Union

Gold Level: Pierro Law Group, LLC

Silver Level: NYSARC Trust Services

Bronze Level: Witecki Law Office; New York State Bar Association Department of Pro Bono Affairs; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Friend Level: New York State Kinship Care Navigator; EverSafe; Herzog Law, LLC; Nolfo-McKenna Law Office

Supporters: P.J. Green, Inc.; Premiere Transportation; Stewarts Shops

Community Partners: Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany; The New York State Office of the Attorney General; Rural Law Center of New York, Inc.; Albany County Veterans Service Bureau; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Albany Stratton VA; Albany County Department for the Aging; The Albany County Bar Association; Prisoners’ Legal Services, The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern N.Y.; Consumer Directed Choices; Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley;  Home Care Association of NYS; NYS Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection; AHP Homeownership Center; Albany Law School Pro Bono Elder Law Project; Albany Law School Chapter of NAELA; Senior Services of Albany, Community Care; Fidelis Care of New York; Tully Rinckey PLLC; Law Offices of Ronald Kim; Burke & Casserly, PC; Edward Jones Investing

The Albany Law School Pro Bono Program offers law students and attorneys the opportunity to provide pro bono legal services to low-income and traditionally underrepresented communities. With nearly 25 different projects and approximately 200 student participants, the program provides assistance to thousands of seniors, veterans, immigrants and refugees, children and families, and others each year.

Albany Law School is a small, independent private school located in the heart of New York state’s capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs—including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center—provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning to real situations. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With approximately 10,000 alumni practicing in nearly every state in the country, and several continents, Albany Law’s graduates serve as a vital community and resource for the law school and its students.