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Freedom of Information Day

by Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, Managing Hotline Attorney If you think about it, March 16th is not a joyous day for many people – unless, of course, it’s our birthday. Some people view March 16th as just another Thursday, and I suspect that they may be counting the minutes until the weekend. While many of us view the month of March as the beginning of March Madness (Go … Continue reading Freedom of Information Day

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Seniors Behind Bars

by Kathryn Larlee, J.D., Hotline Attorney Helen was serving a life sentence in prison. At age 85, she went before the parole board. Her kidneys were failing and she required dialysis twice a week. The parole board found her to be a threat to society because “she did not have firm employment plans.” At age 86, Helen died in prison. For more about Helen’s story read Tenacious: Art … Continue reading Seniors Behind Bars

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Steps To Take When Becoming A Caregiver – Part 4

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney This post is the fourth in our series on caregivers. In our previous post, we discussed the Durable Power of Attorney for Finances, Power of Attorney for Health Care, and the Representative Payee designation forms that can assist a caregiver with his/her duties. In this post, we will discuss the Living Trust, which can also assist a caregiver with handling … Continue reading Steps To Take When Becoming A Caregiver – Part 4