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To facilitate and improve the law and practice of law in areas of particular concern to the elderly, including preserving and enhancing the rights of physically and mentally challenged individuals with respect to care, housing and asset management and to lead, coordinate and serve as a coordinating agent and clearinghouse for the efforts of the various agencies involved in service to the elderly.


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The Elder Law section will be publishing its Elder Law Section newsletter twice in 2014, first in the New Mexico Lawyer, an insert in the Bar Bulletin, that will appear in August; and second as an e-newsletter later in the year. All section members are invited to submit original articles and notes of interest for consideration for publication.  All submissions are due by May 5. Articles  should be not more than 1,500 words in length. Topics of interest to elder law professionals could include: 2014 legislative update as it effects elder law, 2013-2014 New Mexico elder law case law update, Medicaid changes, guardianship, conservatorship, how Medicaid effects estate planning, ACA/health care in New Mexico, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, nursing home patient's rights, and elder abuse and exploitation, or other matters that you believe might be of interest to other New Mexico Elder Law Section members and the New Mexico Bar in general. Please email your questions regarding topics, articles or items for the newsletter to Johanna Pickel and Laurie A. Hedrich at


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