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October 20, 2022

ABA Senior Lawyers Division to hold hybrid Fall Meeting in Boston

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2022 — The American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division will hold its inaugural Fall Meeting in person and virtually on Oct. 27-28 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Programming will address elder law topics such as capacity, guardianship, elder abuse, conflicts of interest, estate planning and financial planning with tax deferred accounts.

What:   2022 ABA Senior Lawyers Division Fall Meeting
Sponsored by the ABA Senior Lawyers Division

When:  Thursday-Friday, Oct. 27-28

Where: Suffolk University Law School
             120 Tremont St.
             Boston, Massachusetts

The meeting also will feature international dementia expert John Williams, who will lead a discussion on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. EDT about dementia symptoms and actions lawyers can take. Williams is emeritus professor in the department of law and criminology at Aberystwyth University in Wales.

“The Midterm Elections — Turning Point or Affirmation?” will be the focus of a panel on Friday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Panelists include James Roosevelt Jr., counsel at Verrill Dana LLP, and Daniel B. Winslow, president of the New England Legal Foundation. Roosevelt, the grandson of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, co-chairs the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee and is volunteer legal counsel for the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Winslow has served in a senior level in all three branches of state government, including as chief legal counsel to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as a judge in the Massachusetts Trial Court.

The panel “It’s Your Money, Sort Of: Distribution and Inheritance Options for Tax-Deferred Accounts” will close out the meeting on Friday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. EDT. Panelists include Laurence Kotlikoff, a professor of economics at Boston University and president of Economic Security Planning Inc. Kotlikoff, a New York Times best-selling author, has written 19 books and was ranked among the 25 most influential economists in the world by The Economist in 2014.

The complete meeting agenda can be found here. This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Barbranda Walls at [email protected]. Note: All in-person attendees are required to provide proof before entering the event that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID test (within one day for antigen tests or two days for PCR tests) prior to entry.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.