Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School

by Ellen Mason, Hotline Attorney We’re the “do-good generation.” The generation that grew up in the 60’s. The generation whose mantra was “peace and love.” No wonder you’ve intended to donate your organs since you were in your 20’s. But let’s face it: nobody wants a 75-year-old heart; 72-year-old cataract-surgery eyes; a hip that’s been replaced twice; and on-and-on. (We have more rusty parts than a … Continue reading Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School

Announcement: Lansing area “Ask a Lawyer” event

The Ingham County Bar Association and Legal Services of South Central Michigan present: Free legal advice at their annual Ask a Lawyer event Date: Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 Time: 4:30 P.M. –7:30 P.M. Location: Cooley Law School lobby, 300 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing Who’s invited?: Members of the community The purpose of this event is to provide citizens of our community with access to an … Continue reading Announcement: Lansing area “Ask a Lawyer” event

Christopher Becker

Call to Justice Awards Spotlight: Christopher Becker

Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) is proud to host the Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards. The Call to Justice Awards honor those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the fields of law and aging. Leading up to the awards, ELM will be sharing what our honorees have to say first-hand about their experiences in the fields of law and aging. Christopher Becker, honoree at … Continue reading Call to Justice Awards Spotlight: Christopher Becker

Lynn Alexander

Call to Justice Awards Spotlight: Lynn Alexander

Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) is proud to host the Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards. The Call to Justice Awards honor those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the fields of law and aging. Leading up to the awards, ELM will be sharing what our honorees have to say first-hand about their experiences in the fields of law and aging. Lynn Alexander, Vice President of … Continue reading Call to Justice Awards Spotlight: Lynn Alexander

Judge James Alexander

Call to Justice Awards Spotlight: Judge James Alexander

Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) is proud to host the Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards. The Call to Justice Awards honor those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the fields of law and aging. Leading up to the awards, ELM will be sharing what our honorees have to say first-hand about their experiences in the fields of law and aging. Judge James Alexander, honoree at … Continue reading Call to Justice Awards Spotlight: Judge James Alexander

What is the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors?

by Karen Flores, Attorney The Webster’s Dictionary defines a “hotline” as 1) a direct telephone line in constant readiness so as to facilitate immediate communication; 2) a usually toll free telephone service available to the public for some specific purpose.  The second definition is more descriptive of Elder Law of Michigan’s Legal Hotline For Michigan Seniors.  While it would be desirable to have limitless resources … Continue reading What is the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors?

What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare?

by Christine Steinmetz, Hotline Attorney This post is part one of a series of blog posts examining Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare.  The Legal Hotline receives several calls each week regarding the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. Many of us have heard of a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and some have been provided with a copy of this document from our healthcare provider. … Continue reading What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare?