Elder Law Clinic

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Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors free community ‘Conversation with Friends’ regarding improving long-term residential care on April 24

North Carolina’s leading advocacy organization for advancing the quality of life for long-term care residents, Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care, is holding a community “Conversation with Friends” to invite participants to share concerns and lend a voice to the call for improvements. This free event, co-sponsored by the Elder Law Clinic and AARP,  is set for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 2050 N. Peace Haven Road, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors ‘Aging Re-Imagined Symposium 2.0′ at Wake Forest University on March 3-4

Wake Forest School of Law is co-sponsoring Wake Forest University’s  “Aging Re-Imagined Symposium 2.0,” on March 3-4, 2018, in the Bridger Field House. The event addresses aging themes of meaning, mind, mobility and mortality. Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the Elder Law Clinic, is leading the law school’s involvement in the symposium.

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Elder Law Clinic awarded 2018 nonprofit voter engagement grant

The Elder Law Clinic has been awarded a 2018 voter engagement grant as part of North Carolina’s Nonprofit Voter Engagement Program. The program is hosted by a statewide voting rights organization, Democracy North Carolina, and its national partner, Nonprofit VOTE. Continue reading »

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Elder Law Clinic provides students with the opportunity to listen, empathize with clients

Clients come to the Wake Forest School of Law Elder Law Clinic  with both legal issues and emotional needs.  One client is worried about her grown child who needs more help than his siblings.  Other clients come with spouses who are becoming frail or forgetful.  They are overwhelmed by complicated health care systems and by drastic changes in family dynamics.  Many are challenged by their lack of financial resources, though they are rich in community, religious, and family support. Continue reading »

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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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