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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Attorneys to Focus on Helping Clients Prepare for the Future

Albuquerque, N.M.—Most Americans understand the importance of planning ahead for college funds, mortgages and retirement accounts. But when it comes to caring for older loved ones, most families don’t even think about it until there’s a problem. That only makes a bad situation worse.

Today 30 million families provide care for an adult over the age of 50 — a number expected to double in 25 years. As a result, providing care for an aging loved one will be as common in the future as providing child care is today. Keeping abreast of current options and information is essential for the attorney advising clients wrestling this decision-making process.

The Eighth Annual Elder Law Spring Seminar, Residential Options: Your Place or Mine will be held May 6 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The State Bar Elder Law Section will co-sponsor this continuing legal education program for interested members of the legal community.

The seminar will focus on residential program and placement options, VA aid and attendance benefits, UNM care, and research to access information and resources for the elder law attorney.

Featured speakers will include Laurie A. Hedrich of Laurie A. Hedrich PA; Richard D. Stoops of Richard D. Stoops Attorney at Law; Joy Klotz, program director for the Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs; Anthony Futch of New Mexico Aging and Long Term Care Services; Susan Stuart of Decisions in Care; Mary Galvez of Guardian and Care Management Services; Israel Hendricks, field examiner for Veteran’s Affairs; Molly Chavez, director of Patient Financial Services, UNM Hospital; and Robert Mead the New Mexico Supreme Court law librarian.

Visit to register and to view the full schedule.

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.