Elder Law Clinic

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Media Roundup for the week of Sept. 15, 2017

Wake Forest University School of Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Sept. 15, 2017. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for the week of Aug. 26, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Aug. 26, 2017: Continue reading »

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Alumni Profile: Marcus Fields (BA ’10, JD ’16) finds career in elder law very rewarding

As a student working in Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic, Marcus Fields (BA ’10, JD ’16) watched a client struggle to balance his full-time job with overseeing his mother’s care in a local nursing home, while also selling her home in another part of the state. The man made a common error that could have put his mother in danger of being dropped from the Medicaid rolls.

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Elder Law Clinic currently accepting applications, featured in Winston-Salem Chronicle

The Elder Law Clinic is currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester, as publicized in a Winston-Salem Chronicle article.  An excerpt of the article follows:

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Elder Law Clinic, OUTLaw to screen ‘Gen Silent’ documentary about older LGBT persons and nursing homes, Thursday, Nov. 3

The Elder Law Clinic is sponsoring a screening of Gen Silent at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.  The free event, made possible by a grant from the NC Society of Healthcare Attorneys, will be held at 475 Vine Street of the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education.

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Professor Kate Mewhinney to participate in ‘Being Mortal’ event on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Highland Presbyterian

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney, managing attorney of the Elder Law Clinic, will be featured as a guest panelist at the “Being Mortal” documentary film screening event on Sunday, Oct. 30.  The free event begins at 4 p.m. in Highland Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall in Winston-Salem.

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Two generations of Elder Law Clinic students work to protect investors

During summer 2016, Jenna Coogle (JD ’15)who was an Elder Law Clinic student in Spring 2015, worked in Washington, D.C., at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  She spent part of that time assisting  Investor Advocate Rick Fleming (JD ’94).  In 1993, Fleming was also a student in the clinic.  He was appointed in 2014 as the first Investor Advocate for the SEC.

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Elder Law Clinic featured in Winston-Salem Journal’s ‘Ask Sam’ advice column

Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal’s popular “Ask Sam” advice column here on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. The portion of the column regarding the Elder Law Clinic follows.

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Professor Kate Mewhinney tells Winston-Salem Journal limiting access to free Medicare option counseling is senseless

Professor Kate Mewhinney, the managing attorney of The Elder Law Clinic, was quoted in the following story, “U.S. Senate plan to strip Medicare assistance funding riles local advocates,” by Richard Craver originally published here in the Winston-Salem Journal on July 3, 2016. Continue reading »

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Professor Kate Mewhinney and Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Professor Kate Mewhinney and Elder Law Clinic student Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) recognized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by participating in the Piedmont Triad’s 5th Annual Elder Abuse Walk, Stroll and Roll on  June 18, 2016, in Triad Park, Kernersville, North Carolina.

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