submitted by Megan Poynter, Law Student updated October 23rd, 2020 Federal Policy: CDC Eviction Moratorium  On September 1, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services issued an Agency Order eviction moratorium with broad reaching qualifications extending until December 31, 2020. This protection is meant to be a floor – state policy can and…

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submitted by Katelyn Gindele, Esq. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This October is particularly notable because COVID-19 has left many domestic violence victims in the worst setting possible: isolated with their abusers.[1] COVID-19 has caused further safety issues to victims because many safe settings, like shelters and hotels, have reduced capacity or shut down.[2]…

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Erin Riker, Esq. Coordinator, CELJ Legal Advice Helpline This blog entry contains information about changes in laws, emergency declarations, and other government actions that affect your life in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.  This is a rapidly developing situation, so this article will be updated regularly as conditions change.  This entry is current as…

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submitted by Christopher Phillips, Esq. Planning for the future is important.  Life can change in the blink of an eye, so it is important to think ahead and find ways to look after yourself and your affairs.  The decision to put documents in place is a personal one.  The content below provides general information regarding…

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submitted by F. Alex Fehrman, Esq. With COVID-19 still impacting our community, and likely to have a long-term impact on many people as we move forward, it is likely that multiple people are or will soon be facing mortgage foreclosure as a result of a newly found financial hardship. As courts continue to reopen and…

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submitted by Liam McMahon, Paralegal The Center for Elder Law & Justice (CELJ) is excited to announce the release of two new informational guides for long-term care consumers in Western New York. In October of 2019, with generous funding provided by the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Benefit Fund, CELJ began a new resident rights advocacy…

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submitted by Bria Lewis, Esq. The 2020 Presidential Election is fast approaching and many long-term care residents are at risk for not being able to cast a vote. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused nursing homes and adult care facilities to have strict visitation policies. Therefore, family members, Ombudsman representatives, and other visitors that would assist…

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