267 ABA Journal Elder Law articles.
Many legal services providers have worked in the past year to change how they reach and assist their clients, particularly those who are older and at higher risk for developing more severe cases of COVID-19. While some created or expanded their partnerships with community organizations, others moved their services online or outdoors.
Jan 4, 2021 2:12 PM CST
A growing number of negligence suits are being filed across the country against nursing homes and other long-term care facilities by families whose relatives died from the coronavirus while living in such facilities.
Oct 1, 2020 4:00 AM CDT
Florida sheriff bans masks for deputies, office visitors
Marion County, Florida, Sheriff Billy Woods has banned face masks for his deputies and visitors to his offices. Woods made some exceptions…
Aug 13, 2020 4:33 PM CDT
Jul 20, 2020 2:46 PM CDT
Many lawyers across the country are now using online video meetings to help senior clients arrange their affairs. This has become increasingly vital as the CDC warns that individuals who are age 65 or older and have underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for developing more severe cases of COVID-19.
May 4, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has renewed the focus on conditions inside the nation’s jails and prisons, many of which are struggling to implement proper cleaning and social distancing practices and protect their prisoners and staff. Elderly and sick prisoners have moved to the forefront of the conversation.
Apr 21, 2020 8:30 AM CDT
Law prof drops ‘clickbait defamation’ suit after edits
Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has dropped his “clickbait defamation” lawsuit against the New York Times after the newspaper changed part of…
Apr 14, 2020 3:07 PM CDT
The ABA Journal spoke with elder law attorneys about how to identify some red flags or signs of elder abuse when they’re meeting with clients and how to respond to them.
Mar 18, 2020 9:34 AM CDT
Feb 12, 2020 1:04 PM CST
Feb 4, 2020 4:50 PM CST
Financial exploitation is just one component of elder law. It’s a growing area of practice that includes not only advance medical directives, estate planning, guardianship, probate and will contests, but also real estate, tax, employment, special needs, discrimination, domestic violence and Medicaid issues.
Jan 30, 2020 2:53 PM CST
Jan 2, 2020 4:44 PM CST
New book seeks to explain conservatism of Justice Clarence Thomas
A new book called The Enigma of Clarence Thomas contends that the justice’s conservatism is shaped by his immersion in…
Sep 24, 2019 3:11 PM CDT
Aug 12, 2019 8:13 PM CDT
Mind Your Loved Ones, a mobile app sponsored by the American Bar Association, allows users to create customized profiles for each member of their family, including their pets. Each profile contains not only their advance care directives, but also other important medical information.
Jul 1, 2019 1:15 AM CDT