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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2019 – Marielle Hazen has again been recognized by her peers as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Hazen earned the distinction from the Best Lawyers publication in the practice area of Elder Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for 2019.  “All of us at Hazen Law Group work so hard to give our clients the best legal representation available,” said Hazen. “Distinctions like these, which come from our peers in the field, validate the appreciation and positive feedback we get from our clients.” Hazen will be highlighted in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2019 – Hazen Law Group is proud to participate in the eighth annual 2020 Education Forum and Pre-Retirement Workshop, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq., will present “Elder Law and Estate Planning.” This workshop will address estate planning as it is relevant to Pennsylvania educators. “Educators are an integral part of our society, without whom we would be lost,” says Olsen. “However, despite the great debt we owe Pennsylvania’s educators, it is no secret that pursuing a career in modern education is difficult and has plenty […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2019 – Hazen Law Group is proud to be presenting on the topic of elder law and long-term care financing at the National Insurance and Financial Advisors Meeting on November 13, 2019. Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq. of Hazen Law Group in Harrisburg will present “Long Term Care Financing.” The meeting will be held at the Giant Foods Community Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on November 13, 2019 from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. “It is the ultimate peace of mind to know that our loved ones are taken care of,” says Olsen. “With […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2019 – The Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco selected attorney Michael Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates to receive the prestigious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award for Excellence in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Elder Law. The association presented the award to Gilfix at its 2019 Annual Gala on November 5, held in San Francisco at Sens Restaurant from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In selecting Mr. Gilfix as the award recipient, the organization described him as a leader, “a Bay Area lawyer who…pioneered the field of […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2019 – Best Lawyers recognizes Attorney Hazen’s dedication to her clients and the practice area, naming her Elder Law Attorney of the Year for the Harrisburg Area. Each year, Best Lawyers releases a list of the top attorneys from each geographical area. The organization recognizes just one attorney from each practice area. Attorneys are first nominated by colleagues before they undergo a thorough peer-review process. The feedback is then analyzed, eligibility checked, and finally, the results are released. The organization released its first list of top attorneys in 1983, and has been a […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2019 – The Hazen Law Group is proud to announce that founding attorney Marielle Hazen has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA.) The NAELA is a professional organization of elder law attorneys whose mission is to educate, inspire, serve and provide community to its members. Marielle Hazen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She is a past president and a founding member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2019 – Hazen Law Group will present a free legal information discussion at the MHADP and CMU Spring Forum on April 29, 2019. Marielle F. Hazen, Esq., will lead a discussion and answer questions about guardianship, end of life planning for those affected by mental health issues and related special needs planning law matters. Marielle is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and founder of Hazen Law Group, a Harrisburg firm proudly representing families in special needs planning, elder law and estate planning. The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2019 – Hazen Law Group will host a free informational session and discussion at Walden Way 55+ Community in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania on April 3, 2019. Marielle F. Hazen, Esq., will lead an information-packed session on Elder Law & Estate Planning for senior citizens, their loved ones, and anyone who wants to learn about proper estate planning, asset protection and elder law. Marielle Hazen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). She is also the founder of Hazen Law Group, a firm dedicated to the practice of elder law, estate planning and administration, […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2019 – The Begley Law Group (BLG) is proud to announce its new attorney, Lea Emily Thierman. Ms. Thierman concentrates her practice at Begley Law Group in Estate Administration. She is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Lea is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and American Bar Associations, Young Lawyers Division, and works closely with clients on re-titling assets, settling the estate, as well as preparation of accounting and filing estate tax returns. “Lea is a great asset to our team, she is very skilled in […]


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Pottsville, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2019 – Pennsylvania elder law attorney Rebecca A. Hobbs, CELA, has been named ElderLawAnswers’ first National Director. In this role, Hobbs will create new programming, including a new podcast series and a members-only forum, that will add even greater value to an ElderLawAnswers membership. “We are excited that Rebecca is joining us and helping to take membership in ElderLawAnswers to the next level,” said ElderLawAnswers founder and president Harry S. Margolis. “In addition to spearheading new offerings that will make members better and busier attorneys, as a young practicing attorney herself Rebecca will […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2019 – The president recently signed a new federal law that urges financial service providers to train staff to better identify suspected elder financial abuse and report it. The Senior Safe Act allows financial services professionals to fight against fraud while maintaining their clients’ privacy. The legislation modifies provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, which was passed in 2010 to govern regulation of the financial industry following the 2008 economic meltdown. The bill was first introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) in January 2017. She modeled it on the elder financial abuse prevention […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 26, 2018 – A recent report accused California health regulators of placing nursing home residents’ health in danger by allowing substandard care to persist at facilities throughout the state. The California State Auditor criticized the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, and the Department of Health Care Services for lack of coordinated oversight. According to the state auditor, the CDPH did not conduct required inspections or issue timely citations for poor care. The department failed to cite or fine facilities in most of the cases […]


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Novato, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2018 – San Francisco based Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, is the venue sponsor for Memories, Memories: A Walk to End Alzheimer’s Celebration & Fundraiser being held at The Key Room in Novato, CA on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 PM. This year, through Custom Legal Marketing’s employee charity matching program, the company donated more money than ever as its team members participated in the Sonoma-Marin Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which took place on October 20th. Each year, through direct sponsorships and employee matching, Custom Legal Marketing donates to various causes and […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Begley Law Group, PC is pleased to announce that Joellen C. Meckley, Esq. has been named the firm’s newest partner. Meckley earned her BA in Psychology from The University of Michigan, and her Masters in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Following several years working as a nursing home and assisted living administrator, she was increasingly drawn to helping older adults plan proactively for the challenges of aging. This led to her degree from the Temple University Beasley Law School, and many years in private practice as an elder […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – Attorney Mark R. Gilfix, a partner at Gilfix & La Poll Associates, recently wrote an article for Trusts & Estates magazine in which he shares his insights on the growing importance of technology for aging in place. He offers valuable ideas for how legal practitioners can embrace technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) when guiding elderly clients and their families. Titled “Aging at Home: How Technology and AI can Help our Clients,” the article is published in the July 2018 issue of this prestigious national legal journal. Mr. Gilfix discusses how […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2018 – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge recently found that a wife in California had the legal right to decide whether to end treatment for her husband who was in a permanent vegetative state. Judge Mary Thornton House decided in her ruling that if an unresponsive individual does not have an Advance Health Care Directive, their spouse can make end-of-life decisions for them. The case concerned Juan Fernando Romero of San Gabriel Valley, California. He was found to be in a persistent vegetative state without any likelihood of recovery after sustaining […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2018 – Littman Krooks LLP founding partner, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., was recognized as a retiring board member at the 69th Annual Membership Meeting of The Arc of Westchester. Arc is the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Krooks served on the Board of Directors from 2006-2018 and was the President of the Board from 2014-2016. He received the Advocate of the Year Award from Arc of Westchester’s Children’s School of Early Development in 2016. Krooks is a founding partner of the […]


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strong>San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2018 – A recent report found that nursing homes across the country are unnecessarily administering antipsychotic drugs to an estimated 179,000 residents each week. The medications are being given to elderly people who do not have medical conditions that require such drugs. The Human Rights Watch, which released the report, said staff at long-term care facilities often give the antipsychotic drugs without obtaining consent from the resident or their relatives. The powerful medications are intended to treat serious mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, the organization said they are […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2018 – The AARP Foundation sued a nursing home in Sacramento, California, and its management company for evicting a resident with Alzheimer’s disease without warning. Gloria Single, 83, was a resident of Pioneer House until her sudden eviction in March 2017. According to court documents, the facility sent Single to the hospital without her family’s approval, alleging she threw plastic tableware and behaved aggressively with staff. The hospital found nothing wrong with Single after conducting a psychological assessment on her. She was cleared to return to Pioneer House immediately. However, management refused […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2018 – A recent federal investigation revealed that more than 25 percent of serious cases involving the abuse of nursing home residents were not reported to law enforcement agencies. In addition, nursing homes failed to provide necessary medical care in incidents of physical abuse and sexual assault. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released an emergency alert that said 134 cases of potential abuse or neglect at nursing homes were found in 33 states. Illinois had the most cases at 17, while California had 13. Auditors examined […]


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