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Christine Morganti
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State Bar Hosts Elder Law Institute

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 2010 Fall Elder Law Institute Oct. 1 at the State Bar Center.

Trusts, Medicaid planning, guardianship and conservatorship, and family dynamics in elder law situations will be covered by a group of New Mexico experts in the field. The presenters at this continuing legal education event include Mary Ann Green, Lucrecia Jaramillo, Susan Tomita, Nell Graham, Richard Stoops, and Ruth Pregenzer, to name a few.

Visit http://www.nmbarcle.org/catalog.aspx?browse=ViewProg&catid=1141 for more information and click on the agenda at the bottom of the page to view the full schedule.

Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover the sessions. Please notify Christine Morganti, cmorganti@nmbar.org 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.