FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 25, 2001
CONTACTS: Janet Eveleth and Jennifer Henderson
MSBA PR (410) 685-7878 

ATTORNEYS VISIT SENIOR CENTERS ON LAW DAY

On Wednesday, May 9, volunteer attorneys will visit senior citizen centers across Maryland to assist the elderly with their legal needs. In honor of Law Day, attorneys from the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) have volunteered to go into senior centers in nineteen (19) counties to talk about the legal rights of today's senior citizens. These volunteers will assist Maryland's elderly community through MSBA's Senior Law Day public service program.

The attorneys will cover legal areas of particular concern to today's seniors, including Medicaid, Medicare, wills, estates, nursing homes, advance directives and other elderly issues. During the 90-minute presentations in the centers, the seniors will be able to ask questions and receive guidance on their individual situations. Each senior will receive a “Legal First Aid Kit” totebag, containing valuable information on the legal rights of the elderly and special senior gifts commemorating Law Day.

On Law Day, Americans traditionally honor this country's democracy, our individual rights and freedoms and our rule of law. Maryland's legal community celebrates Law Day by volunteering to help others. The Maryland State Bar Association is saluting senior citizens, because they played a major role in protecting and preserving this country's freedom.

Senior centers in the following counties are participating in MSBA's Senior Law Day: Allegeny, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Calvert, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Saint Mary’s, Talbot and Wicomico. The MSBA invites both seniors and their adult children to attend this event. For locations and times, refer to MSBA's website - www.msba.org, or contact Jennifer Henderson at (410) 685-7878 or (800) 492-1964.

 

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