Summer Webinar Series to begin July 13

The Center for Elder Law & Justice is partnering with the Erie County Department of Senior Services to host the 21st Annual Elder Law Day Virtual Summer Series. For the second year, presentations and consultations will be held virtually and recorded for future viewing. This collaboration is designed to provide information on legal issues affecting older adults to assist them (and their caregivers) in making informed choices about their health, financial well-being, and long term health care needs.

Presentations will kick-off on July 13th at 10am with “Guide for Basic Estate Planning,” by Linda Stravalaci Grear, Esq. (Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer, Grear, Harris, Schuller LLP.) Additional presentations include:

July 14th: “Scams and Fraud Targeting Older Adults – How to Avoid Them,” by Gary S. Brown, Esq. (New York State Office of the Attorney General, Westchester Regional Office).

July 20th: “Mortgage Foreclosure & Tenant Eviction – 2021 Updates”, by F. Alexander Fehrman, Esq. (Center for Elder Law & Justice) and Tatiana Robinson, Esq. (Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority).

July 20th: “The Benefits of Irrevocable and Pooled Trusts” by Jamie M. Smith, Esq. (Smith Vavonese, LLP)

July 27th: “Know Your Rights – Entering a Skilled Nursing Facility for Short-Term Rehabilitation,” by Lindsay Heckler, Esq. and Bria Lewis, Esq. (Center for Elder Law & Justice)

July 28th: “Asset Protection for Long Term Care Expenses,” by Kelly R. Gusmano, Esq. (Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP)

August 3rd: “Stimulus Check FAQs,” by Erin L. Riker, Esq. and Liam McMahon, Paralegal (Center for Elder Law & Justice)

August 4th: “Issues Facing Older LGBTQ Adults,” by Christopher Phillips, Esq. (Center for Elder Law & Justice)

August 10th: “Kinship Care,” by Sarah Hedden, Esq. and Deonna Jones, Esq. (Center for Elder Law & Justice)

August 11th: “Medicaid Basics and 2021 Updates,” by Kelly Barrett Sarama, Esq. (Center for Elder Law & Justice)

August 17th: “The New Power of Attorney Law – What the Changes Mean for You,” by Kevin Quinn, Esq. (Center for Elder Law & Justice) and Edward Robinson, Esq. (Hurwitz & Fine, PC)

August 18th: “Elder Abuse,” by Katelyn Gindele, Esq. and Tracey Casseus, Paralegal (Center for Elder Law & Justice)

Anyone interested in participating should visit for the most current schedule of presentations and links to register.

“The partnership between Erie County Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice is a great collaboration of resources for seniors,” said David J. Shenk, Commissioner of the Erie County Senior Services Department. “These trainings will provide valuable information for seniors and their families.”

“Every year, this event gives older adults and caregivers an opportunity to ask questions about legal issues that they may be facing, and learn from experts within our community. We are so pleased to partner with Erie County again on this innovative approach. I’m grateful for the many attorneys and experts in our region who are taking the time to share their knowledge through these virtual sessions,” said Karen Nicolson, CEO of the Center for Elder Law & Justice.

Please contact Shana DiCamillo for more information, at / (716) 853-3087 x 277.





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