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

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Satellite Dish Rights

By Eric Villanueva, 2017 Summer Legal Intern One thing that most people don’t know is that property owners, and tenants, have a federally protected right to install, maintain, or use an antenna to receive video programming. In 1996, Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Section 207 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to adopt the Over-the-Air Reception Devices rule, which limits restrictions that … Continue reading Satellite Dish Rights

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2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 1

Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have had 13 law students volunteer their time this summer. Under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys they have learned about the law, gained experience on what it is like to work at a nonprofit, and have assisted seniors in need of legal assistance. As their internship comes to an end, each intern has written a brief reflection of their experience … Continue reading 2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 1

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Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 3

Each year, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. works with law schools and law students across Michigan, and the country, to encourage students to intern on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. This year, Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have 13 law students volunteer their time this summer to intern under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys to learn about the law, experience what it is like … Continue reading Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 3

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Meet our Summer Interns! – Part Two

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to work with Michigan State University College of Law to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with seniors through the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, under the guidance of our Hotline Managing Attorney. This summer, ELM is grateful to host five interns. This is the second of two posts to provide you with an introduction to our summer interns! Calla Ketchens Law wasn’t always my … Continue reading Meet our Summer Interns! – Part Two

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Meet our Summer Interns! – Part One

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to work with Michigan State University College of Law to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with seniors through the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, under the guidance of our Hotline Managing Attorney. This summer, ELM is grateful to host five interns. This is the first of two posts to provide you with an introduction to our summer interns! Daniel Sturdevant My name … Continue reading Meet our Summer Interns! – Part One

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Seniors Sacrifice Their Own Needs To Please Their Children

  by Dave Jones, Volunteer Attorney At times we hear from seniors who want to give their assets to their children, although the seniors need the assets themselves. Recently, I had one such case. Our client was an elderly woman, in her late 80s, with limited income who owned a house and a vacation cottage. She had several children, but was particularly attached to her middle … Continue reading Seniors Sacrifice Their Own Needs To Please Their Children