In This Issue

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“Why Am I left in the Waiting Room?” Understanding the Four Cs of Elder Law Ethics

This piece was prepared in 2011 by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Washington, D.C., www. americanbar.org/aging, with support from the U.S. Administration on Aging. It was adapted with permission from a work created by staff of the Elder Law Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Law, www. law.wfu.edu/eclinic.xml. Imagine that you are about to talk with the adult children of an elderly client who is meeting privately with one of your colleagues. Here is a way to explain the “Four Cs” to them.

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Older Lawyers, Newer Issues State SLDs Facilitate the Discussion

One of the rewards of moving my law practice from Tennessee to my home state of North Carolina has been my introduction to the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and its Senior Lawyers Division (SLD). The Division’s leadership Council and members reflect the best qualities of senior lawyers working within state bar organizations. They are committed not only to serving the needs of their own but also to using their knowledge and experience for the public good. Their projects show a determination to respond to issues that are timely and substantive.

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Welcome to Vancouver!

Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the most beautiful cities in North America, and the ABA Senior Lawyers Division will hold its Spring meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel on April 20–21, 2012. Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada, and it is nestled between mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean. The city has been described by various publications as one of the most spectacular cities in the world and as a “Top 100 World Destination.”

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Washington Scene: In Defense of Principle

In prior columns, I have shared my disappointment and frustration with the dysfunctional way in which Washington has avoided dealing with the ever-increasing number of critical issues facing the nation. Unfortunately, this year holds out the prospect for a worsening of the situation, with our elected officials apparently more concerned with their own re-election than with facing reality and addressing the difficult issues we elected them to resolve.

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French Villages and Italian Lakes A Feast for the Eyes, Heart, Mind, and Taste Buds

The following pieces were written in anticipation of the Dordogne and Italian Lakes trips offered by the Senior Lawyers Division (SLD) and its travel provider, Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. The trip through France’s Dordogne Valley will take place May 10–18, 2012; the Italian Lakes District tour is set for June 2–10, 2012. Though these trips are now fully booked, these pieces will tell something of what you have missed and perhaps encourage you to visit these areas on your own or when they are again offered by SLD and Gohagan. For information on the remaining 2012 SLD trip (to southeastern Alaska’s Inside Passage, June 21–28, 2012), please contact Gohagan at 800-922-3088. For a preview of SLD’s 2013 travel program, please contact the SLD office by calling 312-988-5583 or e-mailing SLD Director Judith Legg at judith.legg@americanbar.org.