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Christine Morganti, (505) 797-6028

Elder Law Institute Explores Changes to Probate Code and Guardianships

Albuquerque, N.M.—Elder law is a legal term coined to cover an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the growing aging population. The three major categories that make up elder law are: estate planning and administration, Medicaid and other long-term care issues, and guardianship. To stay abreast of current issues, the State Bar of New Mexico Elder Law Section will host the 2011 Fall Elder Law Institute Oct. 28 at the State Bar Center.

A group of New Mexico experts in the field will cover changes in the Probate Code, adult guardianship, conservatorship, and VA accreditation. The presenters at this continuing legal education event include Fletcher Catron, Gaelle McConnell, Laurie Hedrich, Hon. Shannon Bacon, Kevin Hammar, Richard Stoops, and Victoria Collier.

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Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover this event. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028 if you plan to attend.

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.