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Karen Nicolson nominated for Cause Award

Karen Nicolson

The Center for Elder Law & Justice is proud to announce that CEO Karen Nicolson has been selected as a Finalist for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Centennial Awards. Karen is nominated for the Cause Award, which honors a change maker dedicated to addressing a pressing issue in our region. The winner in each…

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Call for Community Action: Speak up for Nursing Home Residents

Prepared by Lindsay Heckler, Esq. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued proposed rules for the purpose of reducing nursing home provider burden. The proposed rules do nothing to improve the quality of care in nursing homes. The Center for Elder Law & Justice is against the proposed changes and will be…

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CELJ is Hiring!

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The Center for Elder Law & Justice, Inc. (“CELJ”) is seeking a dynamic Pro Bono & Community Engagement Coordinator. CELJ is a 49 person nonprofit law office with three offices located throughout Western New York. It is our mission to use the legal system to help our clients live independently and with dignity. About the…

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CELJ is Hiring!

Two Year, Full Time, Contract Assignment (partial benefits offered) The Center for Elder Law & Justice, Inc. (“CELJ”) is seeking to fill an exciting new position for a Dynamic Attorney with a technological background.  Job Specifications: Development & Expansion of our Legal Risk Detection application software The Legal Risk Detector, is a web-based legal health…

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Center for Elder Law & Justice Launches “Risk Detector” App

  The Center for Elder Law & Justice has introduced the Legal Risk Detector App, a legal health check-up tool for housing, consumer, financial exploitation and health care issues. “Many people in our community face legal problems that threaten the essentials of life:  housing, health care, income, and more,” said Karen L. Nicholson, chief executive…

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CELJ Comments on Proposed Regulatory Revision Allowing Arbitration Agreements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new nursing facility regulations in September 2016, which included consumer protections for residents, which prohibit nursing homes from forcing residents to arbitrate disputes.   CMS has now proposed to roll back these protections to permit nursing facilities to require residents to sign pre-dispute arbitration agreements before…

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ALERT: SCAMMERS IMPERSONATING LSED STAFF

It has come to our attention that scammers have, on at least one occasion, called an LSED client claiming to be from Legal Services for the Elderly, in order to convince him of the legitimacy of their scam. If you or anyone you know has been contacted by someone claiming to be from Legal Services…

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From the “Declaration of Sentiments” to the “Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women”: Towards Expanding Global Women’s Movement.

By Fidèle Menavanza Paralegal This article is about honoring those individuals and organizations who fought, or are still fighting, for women’s rights. It is about raising awareness of violence against women that remains an epidemic found across all cultures, religions, and ethnicities in every region of the world. On July 18, 2015, I had the…

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