The Elder Law Committee of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York aims to track legislation which impacts the Senior population in the community at large. Elder Law issues of concern are, for example, advance directive legislation and planning and decision-making powers. The Committee seeks to be actively engaged in the community for the purpose of identifying legal issues that are central to the goals of the Committee in reviewing proposed legislation, promoting legal advocacy and developing education programs.
This Committee works closely with the Legislative Committee to give voice to the developments in Elder Law as they pertain to both the senior population and to the attorneys who serve them. This Committee seeks to have the Legislative Committee comment and if appropriate support or challenge proposed legislation.
The Chair(s) of this Committee may hold meetings as needed throughout the fiscal year, and be available to present both written and oral reports to the Board of Directors as necessary to inform the Board of its activities. The Committee may work with the Continuing Legal Education Committee (CLE) to provide workshops, seminars or written materials on topics of interest or concern to the membership in this area.
Karin S. Delaney, Esq.
Hancock & Estabrook, LLP
Post Office Box 4967, #1500
Syracuse, NY 13221-4976